Zebrawood Lumber – Zebrawood heartwood is 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). Zebrawood’s uses include turnery, furniture, tool handles and boatbuilding. Zebrawood is very durable and is resistant to insect damage.
Workability: Zebrawood Lumber saws well but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain, so tearout is common. Zebrawood glues and finishes well, though a transparent pore filler may be necessary for the large pores which occur on both dark and light surfaces.