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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W41284

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Katalox

W41284
$49.99
In Stock: 1
W41284 specs:
8 lbs. 37-7/8″ x 5″ x 9/16″

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.

Beautiful violet and black contrast.

W41272

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W41272
$57.99
In Stock: 1
W41272 specs:
8 lbs. 46-3/8″ x 4-3/4″ down to 4-9/16″ x 3/4″

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.

1/2″ crown. (Wasn’t cut straight in mill)

W41263

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Katalox

W41263
$69.99
In Stock: 1
W41263 specs:
6 lbs. 26-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ x 3/4″

atalox, 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.

A few bug holes in face.

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: 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: W35695, W35696

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Mexican Royal Ebony

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

Left to Right: W35708, W35709

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35708
$54.99
In Stock: 1
W35709
$54.99
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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: 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.

W35703

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35703
$84.99
In Stock: 1
W35703 specs:
12 lbs. 34-1/8″ x 8-9/16″ 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.

Kiln dried and ready to use.

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.

Left to Right: W35686, W35687

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W35686
$24.99
In Stock: 1
W35687
$24.99
SOLD OUT
W35686 specs:
5 lbs. 24-1/4″ x 3-13/16″ x 1″
W35687 specs:
6 lbs. 24-3/16″ x 3-7/8″ 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.