Zebrano wood (Zebra Wood), - straight-
Zebrano wood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)
Natural wood, not stabilized, not colored.
- The wood species offered here are well dried.
- 145x50x25 mm
NOTE: Delivery block may differ from the photo. Sizes can deviate a few millimeters.
- Type: Tropical hardwood.
- Sources: West Africa
- Hardness: Hard
- Nerf: Crooked and sometimes wavy
- Weight: 740 kg / m³
- Strength: Strong
- Bonding: Good to bond
- working of the wood: Little
Zebrano wood thanks its name to its characteristics stripes pattern reminiscent of the stripes of a zebra. The stripes are particularly visible in quarters and false quarters of sawn wood. Because zebrano wood is a tropical wood species where it is suitable for outdoor applications. Think for example of doors, windows and frames.
Except for the construction, this type of wood is also used by wood turners to make the most beautiful shapes and figures. The most common application is the use of veneer. Quartered cut veneer is very common.
Zebrano wood processing
Because this zebrano wood is cross-wired, this type of wood is more difficult to work with by hand as well as the machine. That's why quarters of wood on a mechanical planing bench wants to react splinterly. In order to be able to machine this cross-grain type of wood sharp tools are necessary.
Zebrano wood is sustainable wood; it falls under durability class 2. It is known that the heartwood of this type of wood is still good after 15 to 25 years.
- Beautiful zebra pattern
- Work well
- Hard and heavy
- Curvaceous vein
- Veneer is warped
How to treat Zebrano wood
The sanding of zebrano wood is often an intensive job because there may have been possible extensions during the planing or chiselling work. So first of all, make sure you start with a coarse grain and then end with a fine grain for a smooth end result. It is advisable to sand the wood as finely as possible. By treating zebrano wood with oil the wood gets a deep and warm color with the dark and lighter tones nicely reflected.