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  • Member of the rosewood family
  • One of the few members of the dalbergia family to be found in Africa
  • Used for oboes and clarinets
  • Often jet black

Characteristics of African Blackwood

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Dalbergia melanoxylon
Specific Gravity 1.2
Avg. Weight Per BF 6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Dark Purple – Brown
Rarity / Availability Rare
Typical Avg. Width 1″ to 8″
Typical Avg. Length 1′ to 3′
Avg. Waste Factor 50% & up
Wood Uses Musical Instruments, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Knife Handles, Inlay Work, and more
Lumber Grades Unselected, Quartersawn, Turning Blocks
Other Trade Names Mozambique Ebony, Mpingo

Call for availability: 1.610.932.7400 / 1.888.814.0007

African Blackwood Pricing