Zebrawood » Microberlinia brazzavillensis

Why Zebrawood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Guess where this wood got its name? Zebrawood has a medium to coarse texture and a wavy or interlocked grain pattern. The alternating hard and soft material creates working difficulties, but Zebrawood takes a clear finish without issue.
color of Zebrawood

Color Range

Golden brown with pronounced dark brown streaks.
other names for Zebrawood

Other Names

African zebrawood, Allen ele, Zebrano, Zingana
uses for Zebrawood

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, accessories, turnery, veneer, inlay.
the Zebrawood tree

What's the Tree Like?

A tall tree to 150 feet; bole straight and cylindrical but relatively short, up to 50 feet; trunk diameters 48-60" over low buttresses. The bark is up to 12" thick. The Zebrawood tree grows in West Africa, especially Cameroon and Gabon
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.83

lbs /Bd. Ft.
6.98% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2090

Janka Rating (?)
62.02% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.74

Specific Gravity (?)
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Zebrawood:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


Zebrawood Hardwood Sample
Zebrawood Hardwood Sample
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Zebrawood 4/4 Lumber
Zebrawood 4/4 Lumber
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4.25
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$24.99
$18.74 /Bd. Ft.

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Zebrawood 8/4 Lumber
Zebrawood 8/4 Lumber
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$25.99
$19.49 /Bd. Ft.

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Zebrawood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Zebrawood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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5
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Zebrawood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Zebrawood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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$565.00
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Zebrawood Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18''
Zebrawood Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18''
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4.5
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$16.00
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Zebrawood Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet Quarter Cut: Paper back veneer
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5
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$88.99
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Zebrawood Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet Quarter Cut: Paper back veneer
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$176.99
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Zebrawood Pen Blanks
Zebrawood Pen Blanks
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$3.00
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Zebrawood Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large

$28.00
$22.40 /ea.

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