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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Left to Right: W35688, W35689

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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.

W35694

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35694
$49.99
In Stock: 1
W35694 specs:
8 lbs. 24″ x 7-3/8″ 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.

W35692

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35692
$41.50
In Stock: 1
W35692 specs:
7 lbs. 24-1/8″ x 6-13/16″ 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: W35695, W35696

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35695
$109.99
In Stock: 1
W35696
$24.99
SOLD OUT
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.

W35702

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35702
$69.99
In Stock: 1
W35702 specs:
11 lbs. 28-1/8″ x 8-3/4″ 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.

Light black lines that appear to be hairline surface checks but most of them are only color streaks. However, there are some surface checks in the streaks.

W35681

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35681
$44.99
In Stock: 1
W35681 specs:
8 lbs. 23″ x 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.

W35679

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35679
$42.50
In Stock: 1
W35679 specs:
8 lbs. 22″ x 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.

Left to Right: W35704, W35705

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35704
$59.99
In Stock: 1
W35705
$59.99
SOLD OUT
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
SOLD OUT
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.