buy african blackwood at hearne hardwoods inc


  • 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

African Blackwood Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Species Thickness Grade Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
Blackwood (African) 4/4 Unselected Mix 1.00″ to 8.00″ 12.00″ to 36.00″ $70.00

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