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