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Zebrawood Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Zebrawood (Microberlina, brazzavillensis) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Zebrawood.
Grown in: Central Africa.
Description
Zebrawood is typically sold in a quartered selection to maximize the contrasting striping that gives this wood its name. With distinct brown/black lines alternating between a tan colored background, Zebrawood is primarily used for design accents.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Zebrawood exhibits a wide range of color variation, as the name suggests.
Color Change: Zebrawood, over time, undergoes a medium degree of color change, with the ambering and darkening of the straw/tan background into a more golden brown base as the dark striping becomes even darker.
Where to Use
Zebrawood is primarily used for accent strips, in patterns and wherever its bold striping provides the design element sought after.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Site Sanding/ Finishing: With some brands of Oil finish there have been cases of lengthy drying times reported. ALWAYS test the finish you propose to use FIRST on test pieces to insure compatibility.
Allergic Reactions: The dust of this species has been known to cause adverse respiratory reactions.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Zebrawood.
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