|DESCRIPTION||Zebrawood heartwood is a golden-yellow with narrow veining or streaks of dark brown to black which gives quartered surfaces a zebra-stripe appearance. Grain is interlocked or wavy and produces alternating hard and soft grained material. Texture is coarse with a lustrous surface.
Weight is about 46lbs per cu. ft.
Typical Width = 5" to 10"
Typical Length = 8' to 14'
West Africa (Cameroon. Congo, & Gabon)
|BOTANICAL NAME||Microberlinia Brazzavillensis|
|OTHER NAMES||Zebrano, Zingana, Allene, Ele, Amouk|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Used primarily for decorative purposes where strength and mechanical properties are unimportant.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works easily with hand and power tools, although its alternating grain structure makes it difficult to achieve a good machine finish. Gluing is satisfactory with care. Finishes well when filled.|
|DURABILITY||Non-durable. Susceptible to insect attack. Resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Difficult to dry and requires care in order to avoid surface checking, splitting and distortion. Small movement.|
|USES||Mainly used as decorative veneer, cross bandings or inlay. Fancy goods, marquetry and paneling.|
|COMMENTS||A belt sander will achieve a smooth machine finish.|