Zebrawood - West Africa

Zebrawood (H) (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) aka Zebrano, Zingana.  From Western Africa, Gabon and Cameroon Republic.  Light golden-yellow with narrow veining or streaks of dark to almost black, giving the quartered surface a zebra-stripe appearance.  Although the wood works rather easily with hand and power machines it is best finished by hand or belt/random orbit sander as tear out is common with machines.  Specific gravity .74