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Botanical Name

Diospyros celebica

Other Names

Amara, Amara Ebony, Pink Ebony, Red Ebony

Main Color Group

Variegated

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Challenging

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

70

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

1120

Janka Hardness - LBF

3220

Janka Hardness - Newtons

14140

According to the only sources we could find willing to step up to the plate on this wood, Amara Ebony and Macassar Ebony are of the exact same species (Diospyros Celebica), with the difference put forth being that Amara is exclusive to Indonesia. Amara is known for its deep chocolate browns with pink striping; the difference in its coloration and that of typical Macassar Ebony being attributed to the soil conditions in Indonesia. Its grains are more likely to be wavy or irregular than straight, with a fine texture and nice natural luster.

Our experience yields a broader perspective, as we have found the wood sometimes with greens and reds — more similar to Malaysian Blackwood, at times, with hues darker and more muted — and devoid of any pink content. Pieces which more resemble Macassar have also contained gold – orange hues, in addition to pinks. It’s sap content is tan in color and, despite its density, it has good working properties.

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Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices. The IUCN Red List does not even acknowledge this wood by name, although they have categorized Macassar Ebony as “Vulnerable.”

Common Uses: Veneer, musical instruments, furniture, turned objects, carvings, inlay, trim and other small projects.

Comments: A number of examples feature “landscape” grain patterns, giving credence to the school of thought that perhaps the wood is some sort of Malaysian Blackwood-Macassar Ebony hybrid, or is at least worthy of its own species designation.

While the wood is quite substantial, we found its density to be slightly less than that of Macassar Ebony and Malaysian Blackwood. This is a very unique exotic wood, and a species rarely seen in the US.

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Ebony - Amara
$64.3041.25 × 5 × 0.63 inEBAM1034
Out of stock

Small defect.

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Ebony - Amara
$51.8438.19 × 4.75 × 0.63 inEBAM1033

Check. Defect.

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Ebony - Amara
$61.4742.25 × 5.6 × 0.5 inEBAM1032

Knot. Cracks.

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Ebony - Amara
$42.7334.63 × 4.75 × 0.63 inEBAM1031

Knots. Checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$60.1443.75 × 4.81 × 0.63 inEBAM1030

Knots. Light checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$104.0239 × 7 × 0.81 inEBAM1029

Knots. Light checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$72.7158.19 × 4.81 × 0.63 inEBAM1028

Knots. Checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$87.2445.63 × 6.69 × 0.69 inEBAM1027

Checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$67.1173.81 × 3.5 × 0.69 inEBAM1026

Checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$69.0636.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inEBAM1025

Knots. Checks.

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Ebony - Amara
$141.9374.5 × 5 × 0.81 inEBAM1024
Out of stock

4” crack on end.

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Ebony - Amara
$90.7249.5 × 4.81 × 0.81 inEBAM1023

Nice figire.

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Ebony - Amara
$105.3047 × 5.88 × 0.94 inEBAM1022

Check.

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Ebony - Amara
$86.7741.75 × 6 × 0.94 inEBAM1021

Knots. Defect.

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20 BD.FT - Ebony - Amara
$818.001 × 1 × 1 inPROJEBAMARA1001
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20 BD.FT Amara Ebony project pack

Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 3″ and wider
Thickness: 4/4 nominal

We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

Note:
Lead time is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

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Ebony - Amara
$101.1243.25 × 6.75 × 0.81 inEBAM1020

Planer skip. Crack.

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Ebony - Amara
$99.5640.31 × 7.13 × 0.81 inEBAM1019
Out of stock

Planer skip.

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Ebony - Amara
$38.6729 × 3.5 × 0.81 inEBAM1018
Out of stock

Width varies 3.25”-3.75”.

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Ebony - Amara
$40.8338.13 × 2.81 × 0.81 inEBAM1017
Out of stock

Crack near edge (one side).

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Ebony - Amara
$76.6361.88 × 3.25 × 0.94 inEBAM1016
Out of stock

Check on edge.

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Ebony - Amara
$74.1744.44 × 4.38 × 0.81 inEBAM1015
Out of stock

Width varies 4.25”-4.5”

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Ebony - Amara
$52.1134.19 × 4 × 0.81 inEBAM1014
Out of stock

Checks one end.

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Ebony - Amara
$68.0740.94 × 4 × 0.81 inEBAM1013
Out of stock

3.5” crack on end.

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Fingerboard - Ebony Amara
$30.0021 × 3 × 0.3 inFINGEREBAMARA1001
Out of stock

Amara Ebony Fingerboard

21″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

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Ebony - Amara
$132.5949 × 7.812 × 0.937 inEBAM1012
Out of stock

Cracks on one face. Width varies 7.812″ – 8.125″

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Ebony - Amara
$174.2177.375 × 6.5 × 0.875 inEBAM1011

Crack in middle of board, end checking, and small knots. Width varie 6.5″ – 7.125″

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Ebony - Amara
$218.1577.75 × 6.75 × 0.875 inEBAM1010
Out of stock

Small knots with end cracks. Stunning figure! Width varies 6.75″ – 7.375″

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Ebony - Amara
$133.7175.687 × 4.25 × 0.875 inEBAM1009

Cracks on one end. Nice landscape figure. Width varies 4.25″ – 5.125″.

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Ebony - Amara
$112.4553.062 × 5.562 × 0.637 inEBAM1008

Small cracks with wane on one end.

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Ebony - Amara
$159.6248 × 8 × 0.875 inEBAM1007
Out of stock

Cracks on one end.

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Ebony - Amara
$149.8339.437 × 8.437 × 0.875 inEBAM1006
Out of stock

Beautiful Figure!

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Ebony - Amara
$111.4536 × 8.125 × 1 inEBAM1005
Out of stock

Cracks on one face.

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Ebony - Amara
$118.53 $82.9761.25 × 4.3 × 0.87 inEBAM1004
Out of stock

Tapered Board 4.3 to 4.7 wide

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Ebony - Amara
$74.2652 × 3.75 × 0.87 inEBAM1003
Out of stock

Slight check in Sap wood

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Ebony - Amara
$118.2454 × 5.75 × 0.87 inEBAM1002
Out of stock

beautiful Figured Face small end checks

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Ebony - Amara
$114.6741.25 × 7.3 × 0.87 inEBAM1001
Out of stock

Beautiful Figure 2 small knots

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