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Botanical Name

Microberlinia brazzavillensis

Other Names

Zebrawood

Main Color Group

Variegated

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Challenging

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

50

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

805

Janka Hardness - LBF

1830

Janka Hardness - Newtons

8160

Zebrawood is a tough, durable, visually striking West African wood whose heartwood base color — which can range from tan to a dull pale yellow, to a muted off-white / almost gray hue, depending on specific region and consitions of growth — is decorated by dark brown striping of varying degrees (ranging to almost black), hince its name. The striping is typically long and fairly uniform when the wood is quartersawn, but wavy and erratic when flatsawn. Sapwood is easily distinguishable (by its lack of striping, naturally) and is usually a light, pale white color.

Its coarse, open-poured texture combined with its wavy and/or interlocked grain patterns can make planing a challenge. (… as well as finishing, if filling all surface pores is requisite.) For any sort of resawing or surfacing, blades and cutting tools should be at their sharpest to minimize tearout. The wood glues well and usually possesses a pleasant, moderate to high luster, which can make for impressive finishing.

While its demand is based almost exclusively on its aesthetic appeal, Zebrawood is a strong, stiff lumber, once dry.

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Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is classified as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: High-end furniture, veneer, musical instruments (in particular, guitars), skis, handles, and turned objects.

Comments: While flatsawing the lumber can yield some quite dramatic aesthetic results, quartersawn lumber provides maximum (and sometimes much needed) stability. The species is known to be difficult to dry, with pieces sometimes warping during the kiln drying process. Tiny pockets of small void areas, also, are not uncommon along the darker striped areas — especially among flatsawn boards.

Zebrawood’s trademark aesthetics have made it very popular with veneer mills around the world. However, great care is required when handling, to avoid it cracking.

The wood’s popularity keeps it in steady demand, which makes it moderately expensive in spite of a generally steady supply in the US.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Zebrano
$58.7451.75 × 5.5 × 1 inZEB1199

Small check near edge.

a
Zebrano
$46.3847.63 × 5.19 × 0.88 inZEB1198
Out of stock

Pitch pocket. Small check near edge.

ab
Zebrano
$40.5741.19 × 5.25 × 0.88 inZEB1197
Out of stock

Two small pitch pockets.

ab
Zebrano
$52.9346.63 × 5.5 × 0.88 inZEB1196
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Zebrano
$40.5835.75 × 5.5 × 0.88 inZEB1195

Clear.

a
Zebrano
$31.0730.44 × 5.44 × 0.88 inZEB1194

Slight bow.

ab
Zebrano
$22.4038.63 × 2.81 × 0.94 inZEB1193
Out of stock

Small defect one face.

a
Zebrano
$19.1819 × 5.38 × 0.94 inZEB1192

Thickness tapers down to 3/4”.

ab
Zebrano
$43.6846.56 × 5 × 0.88 inZEB1187

Checked

ab
Zebrano
$51.0845 × 5.5 × 0.69 inZEB1186

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$44.6742.19 × 5.13 × 0.88 inZEB1185
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$38.5643.5 × 5.25 × 0.69 inZEB1184

Wane, Checks

b
Zebrano
$54.0348.13 × 5.44 × 0.94 inZEB1183

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$44.0440.19 × 5.31 × 1 inZEB1182

(2) Small defects

a
Zebrano
$52.2547.06 × 5.38 × 0.94 inZEB1181
Out of stock

Small defect on the corner

a
Zebrano
$44.5941.63 × 5.19 × 0.94 inZEB1180
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$50.1947.56 × 6.25 × 0.75 inZEB1191

Small defects

b
Zebrano
$42.9737 × 6.19 × 0.75 inZEB1190
Out of stock

Checks

ab
Zebrano
$62.3256.13 × 5.38 × 0.88 inZEB1189

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$26.2432.5 × 5.38 × 0.75 inZEB1188

Checked, Defects

c
Zebrano
$39.3450.5 × 5.19 × 0.88 inZEB1179

Checks, Wane

c
Zebrano
$37.7437.88 × 5.31 × 0.88 inZEB1178

Large defect/checks one side

ab
Zebrano
$39.6548.56 × 5.44 × 0.88 inZEB1177

Checks, Defects

c
Zebrano
$32.4540.19 × 5.38 × 0.88 inZEB1176
Out of stock

Checks on the edge, Defects

c
Zebrano
$47.3443.69 × 5.25 × 0.81 inZEB1175
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$39.6244.69 × 5.25 × 0.88 inZEB1174
Out of stock

Tapered, Small bow, Nice face

b
Zebrano
$21.9222.25 × 5.25 × 0.94 inZEB1173
Out of stock

Check

ab
Zebrano
$56.3664.31 × 5.19 × 0.94 inZEB1172

Checked

b
Bowl Blanks - Walnut
$40.008 × 8 × 3 inBOWLWALN1001

American Walnut Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.

Price is for one blank.

a
Bowl Blanks - Zebrano
$20.006 × 6 × 2 inBOWLZEB1001
Title Range Discount
Bulk Blanks 5 - 9 5%
Bulk Blanks 10 - 19 10%
Bulk Blanks 20 + 20%

Zebrano Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.

a
Zebrano
$70.5828.5 × 6 × 2 inZEB1171

Clear.

a
Zebrano
$64.1628.5 × 6 × 2 inZEB1170

Pitch pockets.

ab
Zebrano
$48.1924.56 × 5.81 × 2 inZEB1169

Pitch pockets.

b
Zebrano
$83.0336.88 × 6 × 2 inZEB1168

Pitch pockets.

ab
Zebrano
$73.1732.5 × 6 × 2 inZEB1167

Large check.

ab
Zebrano
$77.9832.13 × 5.88 × 2 inZEB1166

Clear.

a
Zebrano
$51.5047 × 5.31 × 0.94 inZEB1165

Light checks.

a
Zebrano
$37.7541.56 × 5.38 × 0.94 inZEB1164

Checks.

b
Zebrano
$47.3652.13 × 5.38 × 0.94 inZEB1163

Checks.

b
Zebrano
$37.9935.88 × 5.13 × 0.94 inZEB1162
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Zebrano
$39.7445.88 × 5.13 × 0.94 inZEB1161

Pitch pockets. Checks.

b
Zebrano
$45.2642.75 × 5.13 × 0.94 inZEB1160

Light pitch pockets.

a
Zebrano
$37.7542.44 × 4.31 × 0.88 inZEB1159
Out of stock

Small knot.

a
Zebrano
$37.5736.81 × 5.44 × 0.94 inZEB1158

Checks.

ab
Zebrano
$19.3941.75 × 2.25 × 0.94 inZEB1157

Small knot.

a
Zebrano
$12.5126.25 × 2.31 × 0.94 inZEB1156
Out of stock

Small defect.

a
Zebrano
$47.2034.5 × 6.63 × 0.88 inZEB1142

Few wormholes

a
Zebrano
$57.5235.69 × 7.81 × 0.88 inZEB1131
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$49.2630.06 × 7.94 × 0.88 inZEB1130
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$62.8236.63 × 8.31 × 0.88 inZEB1129
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$73.2143 × 8.25 × 0.88 inZEB1128

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$34.9437.13 × 4.56 × 0.94 inZEB1127
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$26.8030.13 × 4.31 × 0.94 inZEB1126
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$56.5935.38 × 7.75 × 0.94 inZEB1125
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$60.2137.94 × 7.69 × 0.94 inZEB1124
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$61.3633.75 × 8.81 × 0.94 inZEB1123
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$83.4146.19 × 8.75 × 0.94 inZEB1122
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$66.5939.69 × 8.13 × 0.75 inZEB1121
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$55.5732.13 × 8.38 × 0.75 inZEB1120
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$38.4437.25 × 5 × 0.75 inZEB1119
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$28.3129.63 × 4.63 × 0.75 inZEB1118
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$64.5537.06 × 8.44 × 0.81 inZEB1117

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$43.2124.81 × 8.44 × 0.81 inZEB1116
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$37.7028.63 × 6.38 × 1 inZEB1155
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$42.8231.63 × 6.56 × 0.88 inZEB1154

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$40.3028.38 × 6.88 × 0.81 inZEB1153
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$39.5927.88 × 6.88 × 0.81 inZEB1152
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$33.5723.44 × 6.94 × 0.88 inZEB1151
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$42.0828.88 × 7.06 × 0.75 inZEB1150

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$44.8029.94 × 7.25 × 0.75 inZEB1149

Rought on one edge

a
Zebrano
$35.6226.19 × 7.25 × 0.69 inZEB1148

Rough on one edge

ab
Zebrano
$33.1531.75 × 5.06 × 0.88 inZEB1147

Nice board, slight bow

a
Zebrano
$37.2135.63 × 5.06 × 0.88 inZEB1146

(1) Wormhole

a
Zebrano
$49.0032.75 × 7.25 × 0.88 inZEB1145
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$49.7334.13 × 7.06 × 0.88 inZEB1144

(1) Knot

a
Zebrano
$47.2232.69 × 7 × 0.88 inZEB1143
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$40.2136.69 × 5.31 × 0.88 inZEB1141

(1) Small defect

a
Zebrano
$32.2930.5 × 5.13 × 0.88 inZEB1140

(1) Small defect

a
Zebrano
$56.6139.19 × 7 × 0.94 inZEB1139
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$58.1540.25 × 7 × 1 inZEB1138
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$53.0036.69 × 7 × 1 inZEB1137
Out of stock

(1) Wormhole

a
Zebrano
$59.1142.06 × 6.81 × 1 inZEB1136
Out of stock

Few wormholes

a
Zebrano
$50.8435.81 × 6.88 × 0.81 inZEB1135

(3) Checks on face

a
Zebrano
$60.8642.13 × 7 × 0.88 inZEB1134
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$77.6840.69 × 9.25 × 0.88 inZEB1133
Out of stock

Nice board Knot on side

a
Zebrano
$80.9142.94 × 9.13 × 0.88 inZEB1132
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$58.0940.56 × 6.94 × 0.75 inZEB1115
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$53.3436.25 × 7.13 × 0.75 inZEB1114
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$57.3838.35 × 7.25 × 0.94 inZEB1113

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$50.1233.5 × 7.25 × 0.88 inZEB1112

(1) Check

a
Zebrano
$60.6144.56 × 7.25 × 0.94 inZEB1111

Cecks

ab
Zebrano
$59.6839.56 × 7.31 × 0.94 inZEB1110
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$96.2152.5 × 8.88 × 0.81 inZEB1109
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$55.1030.94 × 8.63 × 0.88 inZEB1108
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$48.6429 × 8.94 × 0.88 inZEB1107
Out of stock

Checks

ab
Zebrano
$62.8738.56 × 8.69 × 0.81 inZEB1106
Out of stock

Wane, couple defects

ab
Zebrano
$74.6041.31 × 8.75 × 0.88 inZEB1105
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$65.3035.63 × 8.88 × 1 inZEB1104
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Zebrano
$88.2948.56 × 8.81 × 1 inZEB1103

Small knot on the edge

a

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