Zebrawood 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 and produces alternating hard and soft grained material. Texture is coarse with a lustrous surface. Weight is about 46lbs per cu. ft. Typical Width = 5" to 10" Typical Length = 8' to 14'
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
West Africa (Cameroon. Congo, & Gabon)
Zebrano, Zingana, Allene, Ele, Amouk
Used primarily for decorative purposes where strength and mechanical properties are unimportant.
Works easily with hand and 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.
Non-durable. Susceptible to insect attack. Resistant to preservative treatment.
Difficult to dry and requires care in order to avoid surface checking, splitting and distortion. Small movement.
Mainly used as decorative veneer, cross bandings or inlay. Fancy goods, marquetry and paneling.
A belt sander will achieve a smooth machine finish.