The wood is clearly enlivened by the dense black-brown stripes on the light to grey-brown ground tone. For the most part, these stripes run straight on the radial surfaces. With its decorative and striking appearance, Zebrano wood has a significant influence on the atmosphere of a room.
Trade names and other names
German: Zebrano, Zingana
English: Zebrawood, Zebrano
Available veneer thicknesses
0.56, 0.9, 1.4 mm, other thicknesses on request
Zebrano, a rarer wood species of West Africa, which is found especially in Cameroon and Gabon.
Trunk and bark
Zebrano tree grows to a height of approx. 45 m and can reach a diameter of 1 to 1.5 m. The trunk is up to 15 m knot-free and consistently well grown. The bark of Zebrano is thin, reddish-brown, cracked on young trees, coming off in round scales on older trees.
Characteristics and wood colour
The structure is coarse, often recurring in Zebrano. Heartwood colour is light to grey-brown, matt glossy, with dark brown, tangentially running stripes, about 1mm wide every 5 to 10cm, running through the zebrawood. Sapwood colour can be white to light grey and the sapwood in Zebrano is not usable, which is why it is shipped already de-splinted. Zebrawood is therefore very decorative.