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superstretch

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1069 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: zebrawood question

Hey wood people.. I have a question. I’m trying to source some zebrawood (2+ bf). Anyone have some extra they would like to sell or trade for? I’d rather with a ‘jock than a shady ebayer…

-- Dan, Rochester, NY


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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1069 days ago

Zebrawood is pretty common, Dan.
Have you checked with your local lumber mill / supplier ?
I got my last piece from my local Woodcraft store.
How far are you from these guys ?
http://www.lakeshorehardwoods.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=55
Brian from Lakeshore brings a ton of beautiful wood species to The Woodworking Shows every year. Not sure if they have Zebrawood , but might be worth a phone call to Brian : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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pariswoodworking

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#2 posted 1069 days ago

woodworker’s source sells some for $20.00 per BF.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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superstretch

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#3 posted 1069 days ago

Local woodcraft didn’t have anything more than the small 1/2” pieces (for $50 a pop) and I was planning on giving Pittsford Lumber a call tomorrow. Not too many places around here have exotics available.

I can find decent-enough pieces on ebay for ~$12/bf (including shipping), but I wanted to cover all my bases to get the best quality and price.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Don

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#4 posted 1069 days ago

I’ve got some Zebrawood veneer that has been stitting around my shop forever that I might be willing to part with.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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superstretch

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#5 posted 1069 days ago

Thanks Don, but I think I’m looking more like 4/4-ish

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

Just checked my local lumber yard ..$19.50 bd.ft. 4/4 rough
WoodCraft was $50 for a 3/4×4x48” piece…scary for their usual quality.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Pyamed

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#7 posted 1069 days ago

Hey bro have you tried Gw woods? Gwwoodsinc.com. Based in victor

-- Kevin - Rochester, NY

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1068 days ago

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-x-7-x-7-Zebrawood-/280683605879?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415a0bef77 Downes & Reader on Ebay with Free Shipping

I’ve purchased from them in the past with great results. The salesman went so far as to email me pictures of the material I wanted and I picked from there : ) That’s customer service !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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superstretch

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#9 posted 1068 days ago

@Kev- I checked them out, but didn’t really want to drive all the way to Victor :|

@Anji- shipping seems to always be the killer for wood in any quantity

@Dusty- Thanks for the link. I’ll bookmark that and keep them in mind if I need more.

I ended up going to Pittsford Lumber (very cool place btw, with excellent staff that didn’t mind shooting the breeze). I got a very select 5/4 piece 60”x6”. I’m surprised at the definition of “rough” for zebrawood.. All it needs is a quick hit of sandpaper for a smooth finish—no planing needed at all. I think the price was about $58, but given the generous thickness, I got a pretty nice deal. Plenty of thickness to resaw

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1068 days ago

3.125 bd.ft….I think you stole it from them !! : ) LOL
Looking forward to your Zwood project appearance here .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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derosa

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#11 posted 1068 days ago

Pittsford lumber is always fairly generous with their import lumber. On some of their more local woods the prices seem a little high there but with the imports the 4/4 always seems to be 15/16 or a true 1” with both faces surfaced and a fairly flat board. I don’t mind paying their prices because they’re friendly, have a great selection, and I can always find what I need.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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superstretch

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#12 posted 1068 days ago

I was blown away with how much lumber they had in that place.. And seeing the 20/4 walnut slabs and 24” wide sapele boards made my jaw drop to the floor. I’ll be back for more for sure!

Dusty- Its a true 5/4 piece.. flatter than flat, 1/4 sawn, and no sap pockets. I was willing to take a risk on cheap pieces off of ebay, but being able to pick out a flawless board was worth it. (Close to $20 a bf is not something I’m particularly fond of)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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jevarn71

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#13 posted 1067 days ago

Look at http://exoticwoodsoftheworld.com/product/299/zebrawood++60%22+x+9+14%22+x+2%22/ Their prices are good and free FEDEX ground shipping. This piece works out to be $15.58/bdft.

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 1067 days ago

I’m glad that it worked out for you : )
I also prefer to select my own pieces , but it’s nice to know that you can trust a few online stores as well : )
If you ever need any domestic goodies , give Scott at poroskywood.com a try…..He is an LJ and has hooked me up with some beautiful Tiger Maple and Cherry and a few other goodies : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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