Also known as Red Zebrawood it is a species native to West Africa.
Heartwood color ranges from golden yellow brown to a deeper reddish brown, frequently with darker black streaks and stripes. Paler sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain tends to be interlocked, though it can be straight. With a fairly coarse texture and good natural luster.
Generally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though planing or surfacing interlocked grain may result in tearout, particularly on quartersawn surfaces. Glues, turns, and finishes well.
Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, musical instruments and other small speciality wood items.
Thicknesses: 4/4 and 5/4"
Widths: 6" to 12"
Lengths: Mostly 10'
Surfacing: Skip planed
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