Finishing zebra wood

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Forum topic by Purrmaster posted 12-13-2012 03:07 AM 4257 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2012 03:07 AM

I’m making a very small box for my mother out of zebrawood / zebra wood. It’s going to be largely decorative so I don’t necessarily have to finish it with something tough.

I’d like opinions on what kind of finish you guys think would best on this? I don’t want to muddy the grain contrast, of course.

I’m leaning towards clear, dewaxed shellac.

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 04:11 AM

I am by no means a pro finishers, but I just made a watch box out of zebra wood and sprayed with lacquer. I liked out it turned out. But of course, I am biased

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 04:40 AM

I’ve used natural color Danish oil for Zebra wood and been very happy with it. One comment though, the first time I used it, it did tint the white portions of the Zebra wood more than I expected, but not enough for me to continue using it on other Zebra wood projects. Finish a piece of scrap with it and see what you think.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 06:00 AM

I used Shellac on this Zebra wood project and am very happy with the results…........................

-- mike...............

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