Ebony, Macassar, QC
Macassar Ebony, Striped Ebony
Has a very fine texture and small pores. The grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked.
Has a dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Light to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes.
Notes of Interest
So named for the Indonesian port-city of Makassar, which is one of the primary points of exportation. There’s not much mechanical data available on Macassar Ebony, but judging from its weight, and the properties of other species such as Diospyros crassiflora, this wood is likely to be exceptionally hard, heavy, and strong.