Zebrawood

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

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