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Color/Appearance: 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).

Grain/Texture: Has a fairly coarse texture and open pores. Grain is usually wavy or interlocked.


  • Common Name(s): Zebrawood, Zebrano

    Scientific Name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis

    Distribution: West Africa

    Tree Size: 65-130 ft (20-40 m) tall, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) trunk diameter

    Average Dried Weight: 50 lbs/ft3 (805 kg/m3)

    Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .67, .81

    Janka Hardness: 1,830 lbf (8.160 N)

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