One of the most appealing features of Zebra wood is the exotic appearance of the colorful grain that is definitely present in this Zebra lumber! Black & golden lines make this an excellent choice for many woodworking projects. For ease in finishing, use a sanding sealer to seal the open pores. All 1” and thinner lumber has been kiln dried. The thicker stock has been air dried for 2 years and contains residual moisture. Most boards are quarter sawn or variegated! Gum pockets or a minor check are naturally occuring and may be present in some boards. Zebra is a unique African hardwood that’s great for accents!