Ebony – looks great, tastes good, smells good

Dark, dense, lustrous hardwood is not the only product of the exotic ebony tree and its close relatives in the diverse diospyros genus of plants. Found mostly in Africa, India and Asia, these trees are also known for their fruit and the sweet scent of their flowers. In almost any supermarket you will find the […]

August 5, 2014 Uncategorized

Ebony wood makes beautiful music

When we listen to beautiful music we can thank the unique, close-grained wood of the ebony tree. The “sound of ebony” has been around for a long time in guitars, pianos, clarinets and violins. Ebony is one of a limited number of “tone woods” that produce a rich, stable sound, resist wear and give volume […]

July 22, 2014 Uncategorized

Ebony Timbers & Ebony Wood

Ebony Timbers & Ebony Wood Ebony timber is a dense black wood and is dense enough not to float. It is very smooth once finely polished. Ebony is used predominantly as an ornamental wood. Ebony’s history goes back to Egyptian times with examples found in tombs. Modern day use is for religious items, musical instruments […]

July 18, 2014 Uncategorized

Welcome to our new Website!

Welcome to our new Website! 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 […]

June 11, 2014 Uncategorized
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