One of the most appealing features of Zebrawood 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. Most boards are quarter sawn or rift sawn and have variegations! Gum pockets or a minor check are naturally occuring and may be present in some boards. Boards longer than 36" may have 1/8" bow or twist but they are generally flat. Zebra is a unique African hardwood that’s great for accents. This lumber is kiln dried and ready to use.