Zebrawood

 

zebrawoodGeneral:  Found in Africa particularly in the countries of Cameroon, Congo, Gabon.  Sometimes called Zebrano.

Description:  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 and wavy (flatsawn), or somewhat uniform (quartersawn).  The wood has a fairly coarse texture and open pores. Grain is usually wavy or interlocked.

Workability:  The wood saws well, but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain. Tearout is common. Zebrawood glues and finishes well, though a transparent pore filler may be necessary for the large open pores which occur on both dark and light surfaces.

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

SRH Stock:

Thicknesses:  4/4″

Widths:  4″ and 11″

Lengths:  7′ and 11′

Surfacing:

Zebrawood Links:  Skip planed

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