Ebiara

Ebiara General:   Also known as Red Zebrawood it is a species native to West Africa.

Description:  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.

Workability:  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.

Common Uses:  Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, musical instruments and other small speciality wood items.

SRH Stock:

Thicknesses: 4/4 and 5/4″

Widths: 6″ to 12″

Lengths: Mostly 10′

Surfacing: Skip planed

Ebiara Links:

The Wood Database