Zebrano quarter cut veneer is lustrous. Its color ranges from pale yellows to light browns with handsome, darker brown stripes clearly seen throughout. Medium to coarse texture with usually either a wavy or interlocked grain.
Common Uses: Panels, cabinetry, doors, flooring, furniture and interior woodwork, as well as both yacht and boat building.
Other Name(s): Zebrawood.
The Tree: Native to west Africa, Zebrano typically reaches heights up to 150 feet with a trunk diameter of 4-5 feet. The bark can be up to 12 inches thick. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, 2nd Edition)
A Little History: Used most notably for decorative veneers and turnery. Because of a high toughness rating, Zebrano is also used for tool handles, in ski manufacturing, as well as in construction. (Source: tropical.theferns.info)