Zebrawood (Click on an Item Photo for the net sizes)
DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is a golden-yellow with narrow veining or streaks of dark brown to black which gives quartered surfaces a zebra-stripe appearance. Grain is interlocked or wavy & produces alternating hard & soft grained material. Texture is coarse with a lustrous surface.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: West Africa (Cameroon. Congo & Gabon)
BOTANICAL NAME: Microberlinia Brazzavillensis
WORKING PROPERTIES: Works easily with hand & power tools, although its alternating grain structure makes it difficult to achieve a good machine finish. Gluing is satisfactory with care. Finishes well when filled.
USES: Mainly used as decorative veneer, cross bandings or inlay. Fancy goods, marquetry & paneling.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1575