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Zebrawood

Zebrawood, blocks and tables.

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Zebrawood, is strong and rigid, with enough density. Used complete because it is a very striking wood, filled with dark stripes on a background of white or cream colors, very used in tool handles.


Format Aprox.:

- block: 150x40x40mm

- scales: 150x40x8mm (pair)

 

(The pictures are purely indicative, in order to show as it is. Materials such as wood may vary in your drawing or vein with each piece. )



Common name (s): Zebrawood, Zebrano, Zingana, Zembrano

Scientific name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis

Distribution: West Africa

Tree size: up to 50 m high, 1.0 - 1.5 m diameter of trunk

Hardness (kg/m3): 890



Colour / appearance: varies from cream to light brown with dark brown or black stripes, resembles the skin of a zebra, hence one of the names by which it is known to this wood vaguely similar to the stripes of a zebra. Depending on how to get the wooden planks, we can obtain uniform drawings, straight or wavy and interlaced patterns.

Grains / texture: coarse pores open, with wavy or interlocking grain texture.

Resistance: resistant to rot and insects.

Workability: easy to work in general.

Odor: unpleasant scent.

Allergies / toxicity: serious reactions are very rare, usually the common reactions are irritation of eyes and skin. Follow common recomendations for the wood working to avoid them.

Sustainability: does not appear in the appendices of the CITES, but is on the red list of the IUCN, classified as vulnerable due to a reduction of the population of more than 20% in the last three generations, caused by a decrease in its natural distribution area.

Common uses: handles for tools, furniture, boats and some carved figures.

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