From equatorial western Africa, Zebrawood is usually logged by hand with a hundred men or more on mountain slopes. It is arduous, back breaking work. Trees can be quite large with diameters of 3-5 ft. and straight trunks of 40-60 ft. before the first limbs. When Zebra logs are cut, they are almost always quarter sawn to show the fine Zebra stripes in the lumber. This colorful grain is one of the most appealing features of Zebra wood. The black & golden lines make this an excellent choice for many projects. Interlocking grain can produce beautiful iridescence in quarter sawn boards! For ease in finishing use a sanding sealer to seal the open pores. Uses include: furniture, cabinets, architectural applications (veneer), turned articles, musical instruments, rifle stocks, boxes and more!
Uses include: furniture, cabinets, architectural applications (veneer), turned articles, musical instruments, rifle stocks, boxes and more! All boards are 95% free of defects and are surfaced on two sides unless otherwise noted. They are kiln dried and ready to use. Some boards may have a small gum pocket, a surface or end check or two may be present, or a slight blemish of some sort. Boards may have a spalted sapwood edge. Sapwood edges have pin holes. All of this is very high grade and suitable for anything you would like to make! There are beautifully striped patterns with some nicely varying grain.
Small gum pockets. Interesting black spalting in heartwood!