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Ebony – Amara

Diospyros celebica
Also known as |
Amara|Amara Ebony|Pink Ebony|Red Ebony
Ebony - Amara Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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 darker and more muted hues¬† and devoid of any pink shades. 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.

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.”

Why We Love This Wood

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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    Main Color GroupVariegated
    Grain Pattern Pronounced
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF5.8
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31120
    Janka Hardness - LBF3220
    Janka Hardness - N14140
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    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1044
    56.75 × 7.25 × 0.63 in

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    $128.26

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1044
    56.75 × 7.25 × 0.63 in

    $128.26

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1044
    56.75 × 7.25 × 0.63 in

    $128.26

    Ebony – Amara
    Large crack.
    EBAM1043
    57 × 5 × 0.88 in

    Large crack.

    $88.85

    Ebony – Amara
    Large crack.
    EBAM1043
    57 × 5 × 0.88 in

    $88.85

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1043
    57 × 5 × 0.88 in

    $88.85

    Ebony – Amara
    Defect near edge.
    EBAM1042
    30.5 × 5.13 × 0.88 in

    Defect near edge.

    $59.62

    Ebony – Amara
    Defect near edge.
    EBAM1042
    30.5 × 5.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.62

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1042
    30.5 × 5.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.62

    Ebony – Amara
    11'' crack.
    EBAM1041
    26.5 × 4.88 × 0.88 in

    11” crack.

    $44.79

    Ebony – Amara
    11'' crack.
    EBAM1041
    26.5 × 4.88 × 0.88 in

    $44.79

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1041
    26.5 × 4.88 × 0.88 in

    $44.79

    Ebony – Amara
    Badly checked.
    EBAM1040
    59 × 3.75 × 0.88 in

    Badly checked.

    $68.97

    Ebony – Amara
    Badly checked.
    EBAM1040
    59 × 3.75 × 0.88 in

    $68.97

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1040
    59 × 3.75 × 0.88 in

    $68.97

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1039
    40.56 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

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    $69.54

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1039
    40.56 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

    $69.54

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1039
    40.56 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

    $69.54

    Ebony – Amara
    Checks throughout.
    EBAM1038
    41.75 × 2.88 × 0.88 in

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    $37.48

    Ebony – Amara
    Checks throughout.
    EBAM1038
    41.75 × 2.88 × 0.88 in

    $37.48

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1038
    41.75 × 2.88 × 0.88 in

    $37.48

    Ebony – Amara
    Knot. Check.
    EBAM1036
    34.5 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    Knot. Check.

    $38.84

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1036
    34.5 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $38.84

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1036
    34.5 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $38.84

    Ebony – Amara
    Knot. Cracks.
    EBAM1032
    42.25 × 5.6 × 0.5 in

    Knot. Cracks.

    $61.47

    Ebony – Amara
    Knot. Cracks.
    EBAM1032
    42.25 × 5.6 × 0.5 in

    $61.47

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1032
    42.25 × 5.6 × 0.5 in

    $61.47

    Ebony – Amara
    Knots. Light checks.
    EBAM1029
    39 × 7 × 0.81 in

    Knots. Light checks.

    $104.02

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1029
    39 × 7 × 0.81 in

    $104.02

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1029
    39 × 7 × 0.81 in

    $104.02

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    EBAM1027
    45.63 × 6.69 × 0.69 in

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    $87.24

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1027
    45.63 × 6.69 × 0.69 in

    $87.24

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1027
    45.63 × 6.69 × 0.69 in

    $87.24

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1026
    73.81 × 3.5 × 0.69 in

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    $67.11

    Ebony – Amara
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    EBAM1026
    73.81 × 3.5 × 0.69 in

    $67.11

    Ebony – Amara
    EBAM1026
    73.81 × 3.5 × 0.69 in

    $67.11

    20 BF – Ebony – Amara
    20 BF Amara Ebony project packLengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 3" and wider Thickness: 4/4 nominalWe 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.
    PROJEBAMARA1001
    48 × 4 × 1 in

    20 BF 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.

    $850.00

    20 BF – Ebony – Amara
    20 BF Amara Ebony project packLengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 3" and wider Thickness: 4/4 nominalWe 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.
    PROJEBAMARA1001
    48 × 4 × 1 in

    $850.00

    20 BF – Ebony – Amara
    PROJEBAMARA1001
    48 × 4 × 1 in

    $850.00

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