Zebrawood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Zebrawood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

Zebrawood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

About Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)

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 psi)
Density

0.74

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

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Zebrawood tree grows
Zebrawood is an exotic wood from Africa

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.
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.
other names for Zebrawood
Other Names
African zebrawood, Allen ele, Zebrano, Zingana
uses for Zebrawood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, accessories, turnery, veneer, inlay.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4 Total Reviews
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July 9, 2018
5 out of 5
Very satisfied
Review by  aglenderman from
I only purchased a small piece of zebrawood, and am in the process of making knife handles from it. There was a question on free shipping, and woodworkers' source took care of it perfectly. I hope to do business with them again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 20, 2011
5 out of 5
Great Grips
Review by  Ric Nesslage from Denair, Ca. USA
I make some beautiful Exotic pistol grips with this unique "stripped" wood.
Recommended
December 9, 2010
5 out of 5
Zebrawood Hardwood Sample
Review by  Don from , Pa
Very nice Wood. Will more than likely be purcasing a larger quantity.
Recommended
July 16, 2009
5 out of 5
Excellent for gun grips!
Review by  J R from ,
I ordered these samples as material for a set of pistol grips. They're the perfect size, and arrive nicely cleaned up - just remove the paper label and do a bit of planing on the back and you're ready to go to work. I was surprised to receive such nicely patterned, straight-grained wood, given that I was placing such a small order.
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
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