Zebrawood is an easily recognizable exotic hardwood that comes from West Africa. It is distinguished by pale cream to light brown coloring with distinct brown to black lines throughout. If the lumber is quartersawn the lines are very straight but if flatsawn the lines can have a wavy or flame pattern. The wood saws well but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain. Tearout is common. Zebrawood glues and finishes well, though a transparent pore filler may be necessary for the large open pores which occur on both dark and light surfaces.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood.|
|Texture||Coarse texture with open pores.|
|Grain Pattern||Wavy or interlocked.|
|Color||Cream to light brown with dark brown or black stripes.|