This precisely crafted buffet is built with padauk, makore, and wenge. The top and doors have solid book matched makore panels. Note the hand-carved ebony handles.
Ebony is a heavy wood generally jet black in color with variable gray streaks. It is durable, works nicely and its rich color and it is often used in musical instruments.
Makore is imported from Africa and is available as both solid boards and veneer. It has a reddish brown color and often demonstrates wavy figuring.
African Padauk is found in Central Africa. When freshly cut, it is a vivid orange-red with some streaking. The color darkens considerably over time and it becomes much more brown, though some finishes can slow this. Padauk is moderately heavy, strong, and stiff, with exceptional stability.
Wenge is an African wood with a regular, closely spaced grain of dark brown to black color. It is both hard and heavy and works well as either an accent wood or a primary material.