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How to care for Ebony Wood

So you’re the proud new owner of a treasured Ebony sculpture, a beautiful piece of jewelry, or perhaps a new Gibson Les Paul featuring an Ebony fretboard? Here are some tips on caring for Ebony Wood, to make sure that it brings you pleasure for decades to come. Remember: Ebony is a hard wood, and […]

September 8, 2016 Post Comment Uncategorized

EBONY – COVETED BY ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS

At the museum the visitor spontaneously caresses the exquisite wooden sculpture; the rich smooth polished surface, like satin to the touch. The wood is Ebony – a most sought-after timber, growing in the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Amazon region. A very hard wood, lending itself to a fine finish, render ebony ideal for […]

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Ebony – A brief History

Ebony is a very sought-after wood from various exotic trees of the family Diospyros, growing in the rain forests of Asia, Madagascar and some regions in Africa and the Americas. The oldest trees measured some twenty metres high with a circumference of three metres. Sadly, greed let to reckless harvesting, and the few existing giants […]

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Ebonising Wood

Staining does not preserve the natural beauty of wood. Although natural oil finishes are preferred for almost any type of furniture, they are not as durable as iron staining finishes which also give wood a natural depth finish. After practicing iron staining on wood for over 20 years, experience shows that iron staining or ebonizing […]

December 10, 2015 Post Comment Uncategorized
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More Furniture Maintenance Tips

Ebony by Agora only sells the finest ebony timber and it’s important that any furniture that is made using Ebony timber is maintained correctly to ensure that the furniture will last a lifetime. We have just updated our furniture maintenance tips. Dusting – Regularly dust your Ebony furniture as this removes airborne deposits that can […]

September 10, 2015 Post Comment News, Uncategorized

Ebony – The Versatile Timber

Ebony timber as supplied by Ebony by Agora in Brisbane is one of the best timbers available for the construction of fine furniture, carving and instrument making. You can use Ebony timber for: Musical instruments including guitars, violins,, mandolins, flutes and horns, guitar neck, piano keys and pianos. Umbrella handles, walking stick handles, pens and […]

Woodworking tips

At Ebony By Agora you can buy the very best Ebony pieces in Brisbane.  Here are some of our word working tips. Take care of your router bits When we work with hand tools we often have to stop and consider resharpening them. With power tools sometimes we neglect that we need to keep our […]

Wood Carving Tips

At Ebony by Agora where you can buy the best Ebony timber in Brisbane, we want to make sure you have the best information on how to handle Ebony timber. Softwoods and hardwoods are treated differently when carving. Safety is number 1 Safety is always number 1 and it’s important to take steps to make […]

April 15, 2015 Uncategorized

Furniture Maintenance Tips From Ebony by Agora

Furniture Maintenance Tips From Ebony by Agora. Ebony by Agora only sells the finest Ebony timber and it’s important that any furniture that is made using Ebony timber is maintained correctly to ensure that the furniture will last a lifetime. Dusting – Regularly dust your Ebony furniture as this removes airborne deposits that can form […]

February 19, 2015 Uncategorized

Ebony Timber Instrument Cleaning tips by Ebony By Agora

Ebony timber supplied by Ebony by Agora is often used to make beautiful instruments like guitars. Oboes and even bagpipes so we thought we would share with you our tips on how to keep these instruments in tip top condition so that the Ebony timber will last a lifetime. Don’t use harsh chemicals – using […]

February 2, 2015 Uncategorized
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