About Us

About Agora Timbers

Agora commenced operations in 1991 and received its first of Ebony lumber shipment in 1994. We have specialised in sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods since that time. Having developed an extensive understanding of the characteristics, grain and performance of many timbers Agora timbers is well placed to assist with your specialised project.

Black Ebony has been the worlds most prized lumber for centuries, in more recent times striped ebony has developed a greater following due in large part to the large variation in striping width, pattern, swirl and outstanding figure. Still possessing all of the attributes exhibited by Diospyros spp, first and foremost the ultra-smooth finish achieved with correct method of finishing.

The Hannah Cabinet

One our Australia’s most discerning craftsman, Geoff Hannah selected a 300×100 air dried piece of dark ebony for his monumental work, “the Hannah Cabinet” watch the video for his personal detailed description.

Solid Joinery

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The stability of correctly air seasoned striped ebony is unmatched. Precision front entry doors made of 45mm solid Ebony exhibit the random nature of the striping. Each door is supported by 30mm diameter stainless steel pivot on the external edges. No movement is evident since the installation in 2004.

Bagpipes

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The resonance properties of ebony can be dramatically altered if the raw material is kiln dried. All of our lumber has been air seasoned over many years. It has been used in Scottish as well as Irish Bag pipes and many other musical instruments. 

Musical Instruments

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The resonance properties of ebony can be dramatically altered if the raw material is kiln dried. All of our lumber has been air seasoned over many years. It has been used in Scottish as well as Irish Bag pipes and many other musical instruments. 

Planes and Equipment

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For Terry Gordon who hand crafts one of the best ranges of premium wood working tools in the world,  he chose to kiln his raw material for safety as he routinely fixes brass to the sides and bottom of his hand tools. As Terry states in his testimonial he has made over 1,000 individual hand planes using our Ebony without any movement or stability issues. Uniformity of colour and grain are of paramount importance when crafting a full set of hand tools for his discerning clients.

Furniture

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A range of veneers are available to match the solid ebony lumber you may require.