- Native to: West Africa, especially Gabon and Cameroon.
- Tree Data: 48" to 60" diameter trunk. The trees generally have very thick bark.
- Sapwood: Pale yellow.
- Heartwood: Light golden-yellow or pale yellow-brown, with narrow streaks of dark brown to almost black, giving a striped appearance.
- Grain: Generally interlocked or wavy, yielding a ribbon figure.
- Texture: Medium to coarse.
- Luster: High luster.
- Resin: Occasional resin pockets.
- Movement: Dimensionally stable. Retains its shape well after machining.
- Veneering Qualities: Zebrawood is used extensively in veneers for cross banding and inlays. Bundles of veneer should be stabilized with weights to prevent buckling.
- Working characteristics: Responds well to hand and machine tools. Quite easy to saw, but due to interlocking grain, planing is very difficult, often resulting in tearout.
- Polishing: Good polishing and finishing qualities.
- Strength: Compressive strength parallel to the grain is high. The wood is hard, very heavy, and very dense. It is tough, with good impact resistance.
7 Review(s)View All
Easy to work withPosted August 16, 2014
Great piece. Just what I wanted.Posted January 22, 2011
Very nice wood! Great accent for...Posted April 25, 2011