Recently we embarked on a challenging request from a prestigious client to create a dining room table border that measures 12’ x 16’ x 1’ entirely out of wenge and Gaboon ebony. The border will go into a newly -installed floor of hand-distressed (and bleached!) American walnut. My son is the craftsman and I’m moral support, and R&D so to speak. I’ve veen in the flooring industry by marriage for many years so although I have a fairly good knowledge base on woodworking, I realize I have a ton to learn. Since this project is fascinating to me (and kind of scary!) I’m hoping we can help someone else out there, as these forums have been invaluable in our process thus far. I’ve learned all about the properties, and scarcity of the ebony.
We purchased the ebony and half of the wenge about six months ago. We’ve had it drying, carefully measuring the moisture contents along the way, and we are ready to start the milling process. Stay tuned for pictures and ongoing orogress.