Also called Ebony or Ebano in Spanish, this is a dense black wood that may refer to similar wood from different species. Ebony's fine texture and smooth finish when polished make it a valuable ornamental wood. Ebony is heavy enough to sink in water, and is a rare and costly wood. It offers a resistance of 3,600 pounds per square inch, making it suitable for heavy duty applications. It includes a 10-year warranty when used for interiors.