Unmute Wujinmu - What is Wujinmu? Is it ebony?

Nanyang Hu 's Newsletter Recently, a kind of wood called “ Wujinmu ” on the market, such as the same black horse, caused quite a stir in the industry. However, many people still don’t know about Wujinmu’s understanding. What is Wujin? wood? So is Ujinmu and Ebony the same kind of wood? The following small series will help you.


What is Wujinmu?

Wujinmu originated in Africa and already existed in the timber market. Wujinmu originated in Zingana and Camolong (Amouk). The wood industry has always been called zebra wood or zebra. The unified textbooks of higher education institutions are as follows: the name of the school is referred to as the shoe bean. Zebra wood changed its name to Wujinmu and quickly became popular.

1. The bark of the large zebra wood is gray, the bark is cracked, the stripes are shed, and the endothelium is russet; the wood is pale peach brown, yellowish brown; the gap is narrow, regular dark brown stripes; the air dry weight value AD0.69 -0.84; staggered wood, rough wood. It has good processability, but the wood is prone to decay and the color of the wood will fade. It is suitable for flat-cut veneer-musical structures, siding, furniture, flooring, plates, musical instrument structures, etc.

2, small zebra wood is a large tree, 23-28m high, about 1.0m in diameter, with small roots. The wood material has luster, straight texture, fine and uniform structure; hard wood, high strength; large shrinkage, easy processing, smooth surface; paint, adhesive, and good nail handling performance. Slightly resistant to corrosion, slightly slower drying, and fewer defects. The air dry density is 0.77 g/cm3. Mainly used for sliced ​​veneer, decorative veneer, plywood, high-grade furniture, flooring, shipbuilding, chemical barrels, carving, agricultural equipment, etc.


Is Ujinmu a ebony?

Wujinmu and ebony are two concepts. Wujinmu has no relationship with ebony. Wujinmu is commonly known as “zebra wood” and does not belong to mahogany. At present, Wujinmu furniture on the market is mainly composed of Wujinmu combined with other woods, as well as board and wood. If you encounter furniture that is said to be pure Wujinmu, you must be careful, because Wujinmu has a long production cycle and is rare, on the domestic market. Pure Wujinmu furniture is rare.

Ebony is hard, mostly brownish black, black red, gold, yellowish brown. The cut surface is smooth, the wood grain is fine, and the polished surface can reach the mirror surface brightness, and some ebony essences are similar to the red sandalwood. It never fades, does not decay, does not produce insects, and is an ideal material for making art and antique furniture. As ebony is a non-renewable resource, the amount of development is getting less and less, and some natural-looking ebony art is extremely collectible.


The above is a brief introduction to what is Wujinmu, and I hope to help you. For more information, please come to Nanyang Hu, so stay tuned.

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