Sometimes when we think of precious things, we tend to think of high-end metals that are usually apart of jewelry such as gold or platinum which is measured in ounces. Or we may think of a diamond which is measured in carats. This world is full of items that have a value based on rarity or availability. Exotic Woods also has a scale from a simple 2x4 which represents a penny or something along the lines of pink ivory or ebony which tops scale similar to gold.
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Ebony Exotic Woods
Let’s look into Ebony wood for instance compared to a 2x4 which would cost $3.00 to $5.00 for an 8-foot board, Ebony will set you back $75.00 to $100.00 a board ft so your 8-foot board would be around $800.00 dollars. This wood is commonly used in highly detailed high-end furniture. It has a dark rich characteristic which creates depth in the pieces it's used in.
Our next wood with a tall price is Pink Ivory It has a pink/red rich color which is completely natural. It is an African hardwood It typically grows in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. It is a rare tree and only special permits allow the tree to be harvested. Until 1879 only members of the royal family were allowed to possess it. And rumor had it that a non-royal in possession would be put to death. This wood is typically used in making high-end pens and knife handles.
So, if you’re looking to venture out and start your own woodworking project, I would recommend using material on the lower end first to practice and improve your skills. The cost of some of these exotics may break the bank. Measure twice and cut once the rule of thumb applies ten-fold to these woods. But if you are lucky enough to take on a project with these woods, share it with the world!
Contour Construction | Commercial Carpentry in Omaha
Contour can complete large and small carpentry jobs for:
- Multi‐Family Residential
- Small scale tenant improvement and build-out projects