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Dalbergia melanoxylon - Dark purple-brown with predominate black streaks which give the
wood an almost black appearance.  Extremely fine textured and slightly oily to the touch.  
This wood is popular for musical instruments such as clarinets and oboes, and the trees
have been called the Tree of Music.  Excellent for ornamental turning and embellishments
on hollow forms and boxes.  Beautiful wood.
CURRENT INVENTORY
INVENTORY NUMBER
SIZE
PRICE
AFB0006
6" PEN BLANK
$3.00
AFB0112
1 X 1 X 12
$10.00
AFB0508
2 X 2 X 8
OUT OF STOCK
AFB0712
3 X 3 X 12
OUT OF STOCK
AFB8001
4 x 4 x 12
$275.00
AFB8001
OBOE BELL SHAPES
BACK IN STOCK
Click on the logo to the right to see the efforts being made
to preserve the Tree of Music and how you can help.  
Photos from Hobbit House
show some blanks and
also the twisted logs the
stock comes from.  Looking
at the size of the raw logs,
it's no wonder that large
pieces of this wood are so
expensive.