Macassar ebony house

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Project by rosewood posted 1521 days ago 2219 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its took 4 month to build, most of the materials made from macassar ebony ( diospyros celebica ).
location Celebes island Indonesia,



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#1 posted 1521 days ago

OMG!! What would that be worth in the states? $millions?

-- Cal Noguchi

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#2 posted 1521 days ago

I bet every fastener had to be pre-drilled!

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#3 posted 1520 days ago

This is quite incredible. I can’t imagine building with a material that is this expensive (at least here in the states) and this hard. He must have spent a lot of time sharpening his tools.

I just checked my primary supplier and I see that macassar ebony is selling for just under $100/bf. I also noted that the specific gravity is 1.09. That is one hard, heavy wood.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1520 days ago

wow – gorgeous!!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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#5 posted 1520 days ago

That sure would be a whole lot of plugs, just amazing.

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#6 posted 1520 days ago

Incredible and beautiful! When do you move in?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 1520 days ago

Amazing, beautiful.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 1520 days ago

Looks like a fun ( though a hard work project ) have fun really nice.Alistair

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#9 posted 1520 days ago

Great project that’ll be around a long time. Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 1520 days ago

Amazing! We’re going to need the number of board feet of ebony and the approximate local cost of the house. Just a ball park number will do. Wow…

-- Jim

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#11 posted 1520 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Great work! BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 1520 days ago

Good to hear from you again. Great stuff, as usual!! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 1520 days ago

Hard to believe wow

-- Custom furniture

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