Common Names: Zebrawood, Zebrano

Region: West Africa

Janka Hardness: 1,830 lbf

Description: Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes. Zebrawood has a fairly coarse texture and open pores. Heartwood is durable and resistant to insect damage. The wood saws well but can be difficult to plane or surface due to the interlocking grain. Glues and finishes well.

Common Uses: Tool handles, furniture, boatbuilding, and skis.