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 flat sawn or quarter sawn, the stripes can be either chaotic and wavy (flatsawn), or somewhat uniform (quartersawn). Zebrawood has a fairly coarse texture and open pores. The grain is usually wavy or interlocked.

Janka Hardness:

1,830 lbf 

Average Dried Weight:

 50 lbs/ft3 (805 kg/m3)


The wood saws well, but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain. Tearout is common. Zebrawood glues and finishes well, though a transparent pore filler may be necessary for the large open pores which occur on both dark and light surfaces.