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Macassar. Beautiful veneer for a humidor for the best cigar storage

Trade name: Makassar/Macassar; Ebony, Makassar Ebony, Coromandel
Country of origin: Celebes
Occurrence: Celebes, possibly also Moluccas, Borneo, as veneer wood very rare, because mostly growing only in small dimensions and lengths.
Uses: decorative interior woodwork and furniture, parquet, special wood for turning and carving.
Character: The very hard Makassar belongs to the colored ebony woods. Its elegant dark veneer has a gray-brown to reddish-brown basic tone with dark brown to black color stripes. The smooth and strikingly glossy surfaces thus take on a distinctly striped texture. Dark mineral content can occasionally be seen on the side surfaces in the pore grooves.
Special Features: Ebony is the wood of trees of the Diospyros genus, which belong to the ebony family. Its black or black-brown coloration and the fine, clearly visible stripes, which give the wood a particularly distinctive texture, are characteristic. When processed, ebony has a particularly smooth surface. Ebony was already considered particularly valuable by the ancient Egyptians, and since then it has been used in almost all cultures for fine and finest wood products – especially for inlay work (marquetry) and for veneers, but also for musical instruments.

Natural product wood

Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique! Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee. Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.