BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia retusa
COMMON NAMES: Exotic African Ebony, Exotic Black Ebony.
DESCRIPTION: Red colour with dark grain. Density 990 – 1250 K/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Considered as one of the substitutes to Brazilian Rosewood The oil it contains can cause problems when gluing. The sapwood is light yellow, although it may appear cream-colored and has a similar appearance to ivory. It is a wood whose colors are less intense when it is just sanded or cut and they darken with time. Its grain goes of straight to interlaced, is uniform and the texture is firm, having in addition a precious natural brightness.