Katalox

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. .  Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35688
$29.99
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W35689
$27.99
In Stock: 1
W35688 specs:
6 lbs. 24-1/8″ x 4-15/16″ x 13/16″
W35689 specs:
5 lbs. 24-3/16″ x 3-13/16″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35732, W35733

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35732
$49.99
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W35733
$67.99
In Stock: 1
W35732 specs:
10 lbs. 50″ x 4-1/8″ x 7/8″
W35733 specs:
13 lbs. 50-5/16″ x 5-1/2″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

Left to Right: W35730, W35731

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35730
$117.99
In Stock: 1
W35731
$37.99
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W35730 specs:
11 lbs. 49-3/8″ x 8-1/2″ x 5/8″
W35731 specs:
10 lbs. 50″ x 4-1/8″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

W35730: 1/16″ cup.
W35731: 1/4″ bow. Pin holes in sapwood edge.

Left to Right: W35726, W35727

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35726
$107.50
In Stock: 1
W35727
$64.99
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W35726 specs:
15 lbs. 48-1/8″ x 7-7/8″ x 7/8″
W35727 specs:
11 lbs. 50″ x 5-1/4″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

Left to Right: W35724, W35725

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35724
$79.99
In Stock: 1
W35725
$49.99
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W35724 specs:
14 lbs. 48-1/4″ x 6-3/4″ x 15/16″
W35725 specs:
14 lbs. 48-1/4″ x 7-5/8″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

W35724: 1/8″ bow and 1/8″ twist (not flat). This board has figure.
W35725: 3/16″ bow and twist (not flat). Sold AS IS.

Left to Right: W35722, W35723

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35722
$94.99
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W35723
$87.99
In Stock: 1
W35722 specs:
14 lbs. 48-1/4″ x 7″ x 7/8″
W35723 specs:
17 lbs. 48-1/4″ x 7-7/16″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

Left to Right: W35695, W35696

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35695
$109.99
In Stock: 1
W35696
$24.99
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W35695 specs:
9 lbs. 24-1/8″ x 8-5/8″ x 7/8″
W35696 specs:
5 lbs. 26-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

W35678

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35678
$34.99
In Stock: 1
W35678 specs:
5 lbs. 21-15/16″ x 5-3/8″ x 13/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35704, W35705

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35704
$59.99
In Stock: 1
W35705
$59.99
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W35704 specs:
10 lbs. 34-1/8″ x 6-15/16″ x 7/8″
W35705 specs:
10 lbs. 34-1/4″ x 7″ x 13/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35710, W35711

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35710
$44.99
In Stock: 1
W35711
$52.50
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W35710 specs:
8 lbs. 36-1/8″ x 4-7/8″ x 15/16″
W35711 specs:
9 lbs. 35-15/16″ x 5-1/8″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35714, W35715

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35714
$39.99
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W35715
$54.99
In Stock: 1
W35714 specs:
6 lbs. 37-3/4″ x 4-1/16″ x 3/4″
W35715 specs:
10 lbs. 37-15/16″ x 5-9/16″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35708, W35709

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35708
$54.99
In Stock: 1
W35709
$54.99
SOLD OUT
W35708 specs:
8 lbs. 36-1/8″ x 5-3/16″ x 7/8″
W35709 specs:
9 lbs. 36-1/16″ x 5-1/16″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35716, W35717

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35716
$59.99
In Stock: 1
W35717
$59.99
In Stock: 1
W35716 specs:
10 lbs. 42-1/16″ x 5-5/8″ x 7/8″
W35717 specs:
8 lbs. 42″ x 4″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35718, W35719

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35718
$89.99
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W35719
$89.99
In Stock: 1
W35718 specs:
12 lbs. 42″ x 7-5/8″ x 13/16″
W35719 specs:
15 lbs. 42″ x 7-9/16″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.

Left to Right: W35720, W35721

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35720
$67.99
In Stock: 1
W35721
$59.99
SOLD OUT
W35720 specs:
10 lbs. 46″ x 5-7/8″ x 7/8″
W35721 specs:
12 lbs. 46-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

This wood has been kiln dried and is surfaced on two sides.  Slight residual moisture is present in boards. A rough edge or minor end/surface check may be present.  Expect a bow or twist of 1/8″ in the longer boards unless specified.