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.
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.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior