Zebra Wood, also called Zebrano(scientific name: Microberliniabrazzavillensis), has a heartwood of light brown to cream color with dark black-brown streaks, which resemble a zebra’s stripes. Its texture is coarse and open pores, and grain is generally wavy or interlocked.
Quarter cut/sawn lumber has mostly uniform stripes. Flat cut/sawn lumber has wavy stripes.
Zebra Wood is commonly found in west Africa. It is rated durable and resistant to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
8,160 N(1,830 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
805 kg/m3(50 lbs/ft3)
It is good for sawing but very difficult to plane or surface because of interlocking grain. Tear-out is also common. It is good with glues and finishes well. A pore filter may be required to resolve large open pores on light and dark surfaces.