zebra wood odor

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Blog entry by jat posted 07-01-2011 01:48 PM 1617 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I’m just finishing another end grain cutting board, this time using wenge, maple and zebra wood. The board is 1 3/4” thick and the zebra wood is the center strip, about 2 3/4” wide. Surprisingly, the zebra wood has a nasty odor. I’m hoping after I seal the board with several coats of butcher block oil, it will eliminate that unpleasant bouquet. Anybody else have any experience with this issue? I probably won’t use zebra again for a cutting board or other food-use project.

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 03:01 PM

unfortunately Zebra wood always smells like wet dog.

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