Kebony

Kebony: The New Wood

A Sustainable Tropical Hardwood Alternative


Kebony is an exciting new product Homestead Timbers is proud to offer. With a revolutionary organic modification of wood, Kebony has created an aesthetic, strong, and durable solution to tropical hardwood species. Unlike tropical hardwood decking and cladding, Kebony is 100% environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Kebony woods - Tropical Hardwood solution

Kebony offers you:

  • Maintenance free life cycle
  • Dimensional Stability
  • High Compression Strength
  • Strong Resistances against decay, fungi, insects and other microorganisms
  • Non-Toxic
  • High Durability
  • Cost Effective
  • Lasts three times as long as typical pressure treated lumber

What is Kebony?
Kebony starts with the selection of the highest grade of sustainably harvested wood species. Then, through a process named Kebonization, Kebony is impregnated with extracts from plant biobase impregnating the wood throughout.

The final step is curing the materials to polymerize the two materials at the molecular level completing the process which reduces shrinking and swelling by nearly 50% while increasing the density making it harder than untreated wood. The end product is a beautiful alternative to the traditional tropical hardwood decking you often see around pools, docks, and other landscaping features. Kebony, left untreated, will age into a beautiful silver patina, shown below.


Possible Uses for Kebony:

  • Marine Applications
  • Residential, Public and Commercial Building Exteriors
  • Roofs
  • Walls
  • Cladding
  • Deck/dock, public space planking
  • Outdoor furniture

  • Untreated
  • Kebony
  • Weathered

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Kebony: The New Wood

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Wood Species*Treated Sapwood Maximum Movement % Hardness (Brinell) Durability
Kebony Radiata 4 Hard Very Durable
Kebony Maple 6 Very Hard Very Durable
Kebony SYP 5 Hard Very Durable
Kebony Scots Pine 6 Hard Very Durable / Durable
Massaranduba 6-11 Very Hard Very Durable
Ipe 6 Very Hard Very Durable
Teak 4-6 Hard Very Durable
Bangkirai 11 Very Hard Durable
Iroko 6 Hard Durable
Garapa 4-8 Hard Durable
Oak 4-6 Hard Durable
Red Cedar 8 Soft Durable
Siberian Iarch 7 Soft Durable / Moderately Durable

Kebony is suitable for internal or external applications and is available in clear and character grade pines.

Install requires acid proof or stainless fasteners, typically deck screws.

Pre-drilling is recommended.

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For more information about this amazing solution for sustainable tropical hardwood, please give us a call or complete a contact form.