Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)


Common Names: Zebrawood, Zebrano


Distribution: West Africa


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes. Depending
on whether the wood is flatsawn or quartersawn, the stripes can be either chaotic/wavy (flatsawn) or somewhat uniform (quartersawn).


Janka Hardness: 1,830 lbf


Density: 4.17 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes


Common Uses: Zebrawood is frequently quartersawn and used as veneer. Other uses include: tool handles, furniture, boatbuilding and skis