Zebrawood is characterized by a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes.
Depending on whether the wood is flatsawn or quartersawn, the stripes can be either chaotic and wavy (flatsawn), or somewhat uniform (quartersawn).
In the past, it was used in Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Because of its hardness
Scientific Name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis
Distribution: West Africa
Shrinkage: Radial: 7.6%, Tangential: 10.8%, Volumetric: 17.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.4