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In example, one piece of ebony looks pretty much like another, uniform and black.
But most woods exhibit some figure, color variation, or pattern that makes them attractive.
Dyes are vacuum-impregnated into the wood, then the wood is pressure impregnated with polymer or phenolic resin at very high pressures, then highly compressed into plywood blocks.
Back to Topics Woods that are stabilized are woods that are usually too weak, too porous, or too plain to be used without treatment.There is also confusion about which part of the tree has the most usable wood, and in knife handles, it's almost always the heartwood that is used.