Zebrawood


Formal Name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis
Color: The sapwood is whitish in color, and virtually without feature. The heartwood is straw-like in color and distinctively marked with narrow veining or “streaks” of color ranging from dark brown to almost black.
Shade: Dark
Grain: Wavy, interlocked grain produces a ribbon figure. The texture ranges from medium to coarse and has a high luster surface.
Workability: Since the wavy grain of zebrawood produces both hard- and soft-grained materials, it can be relatively hard to work. Tearout is common. The wood turns well, and has good sanding and gluing properties, although pre-boring may be necessary for to nailing. It can be varnished or polished to a beautiful finish.
Physical Properties: Very hard, dense, wood with good strength properties. Poor steam bending characteristics.
Uses: Frequently quarter-sawn and used as veneer. Also used in furniture inlays, cross banding, marquetry, flooring.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior
Origin: Tropical West Africa
Machining
Nailing
Screwing
Gluing
Finishing

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Wood is a natural product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.

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