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Microberlinia brazzavillensis

Zebrawood is pale golden brown to pinkish-brown usually with pronounced dark brown streaks. It has a high luster, and a distinct characteristic odor is present when the timber is worked. It has a somewhat coarse texture. The grain is usually interlocked producing a ribbon figure. This timber is regarded as quite strong but it is not usually used where strength is required.

This wood works well with hand tools. Veneer has the best qualities when quartersawn. it takes a good polish and turns easily.

Because of its striking effect, zebrawood is used extensively in veneer from for crossbanding and inlays and for borders on furniture. It also has limited use in furniture, flooring and general construction.

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