Sandalwood And Zebrawood: An Introduction To Its Origin, Properties And Uses

In the past few decades, wood has emerged as a style statement. Accessories like earrings, neckpieces, key rings, hair sticks are so common these days. Lately, it is not uncommon to find wood sunglasses and watches too. Moreover, wood accessories give you a feeling of connection to nature. Being woods in trend, Sandalwood and Zebrawood have gained the limelight. 

If you are also willing to buy to adorn or accessorize your home, better you spend some time knowing more about the characteristics and other important information about these trees. 

So, let’s roll into it.  

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Origin of These Trees, characteristics, and properties about these both kinds of woods.

  •        Zebrawood:

Zebrawood grows in the central region of West Africa. The wood particularly grows in tropical rainforests of Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo. It generally grows in pure sand. Additionally, it can commonly be found growing beside riverbanks and streams in inland rainforests as well as coastal areas.

The colors of Zebrawood can range from black or dark brown stripes on cream to golden-yellow background. Zebrawood is a heavy wood, approximately 48lbs/cu.ft. The wood includes coarse structure along with open pores, and a wavy to interlock grain pattern.

Zebrawood is known for its stiffness, crushing strength, toughness, and density characteristics. 

Its wood is considered as a decorative material and it’s utilized commonly for carvings. The wood acts great on a lathe to give a nice smooth finish, especially if the equipment is sharp.

When talking about its uses, it varies from furniture trimming, paneling, fine cabinets, millwork, and other string instruments. It is also used for platters, skis, stocks for handguns, knife handles, and other woodenware. Its unique appearance, crossings, veneers, and inlays for marquetry makes it more demanding.

  •        Sandalwood:

The Sandalwood tree is native to Australia, India, and many regions all across the Pacific and Eastern India Ocean that includes New Caledonia, Hawaii, Indonesia, Vanuatu, and other Pacific Islands. Additionally, Sandalwood can retain its fragrance for many years. 

Apart from styling accessories, oil of Sandalwood is also used as an astringent and antiseptic, and for the treatment of stomachache, genital disorders, headache, and urinary. Sandalwood has a soft structure that is famously used in the ayurvedic medicinal system as a mild stimulant and diuretic, and also for smoothing the skin. 

Sandalwood also acts as a repulse against the crop pest tetranychus Urticae.

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Sandalwood is a nice fragrant wood that produces oil that has a warm, woody odor and is frequently used as a fragrance used in perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics. But as the modernity and fashion industry is growing, now you can easily find sandalwood in wristwatches and sunglasses also. The structure of the wood gives an aesthetic look to the complete product. It has been valued in sculpture due to its opaque character. If correctly stored, it can last for many years.