Description: Zebrawood resembles the striping of a zebra because of its strong early wood to late wood contrast. It is an exotic decorative wood. It is hard and heavy. It works well with hand and machine tools. Zebrawood Wood Countertops are a striking statement that works well in contemporary and transitional designs. Zebrawood Countertops can be made in Flat Grain and End Grain construction.
Alternate Trade Names: Zebrano, Palmaletto, African Zebrawood, Zingana, Okwen, Allen Ele
Origin: West and Central Africa
Color: Pale yellow-brown, golden yellow, pale brown, with narrow darker brown streaks
Grain: Wavy or interlocked
Janka Hardness: 1575
Zebrawood Facts: Zebrawood typically grows to be about 150 feet (45 meters) in height. The trunk typically grows to have a diameter of about 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters). Zebrawood is so hard that it can be used for skis and tool handles. It can also be used to make guitars, furniture trim, and custom furniture. Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz used zebrawood in their vehicles. Zebrawood is generally sold quartersawn to assure even lineal figure.
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