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Forum topic by NewSawGuy posted 05-14-2015 07:47 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2015 07:47 PM


Recently I ordered some zebrawood from an online distributor. The piece that I received does not look like other zebrawod I have received. Can anyone identify what type of wood this is? It is very course. thank you for you help

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 08:01 PM

dunno where it came from, but it really looks like China Berry. Is it hairy and pretty light?

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 08:21 PM

could it be bocote (cordia)?

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 08:49 PM

Possibly that it’s flat/plain sawn zebra wood?

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 10:10 PM

Dont have a clue what it is, but it has some really NICE color/grain in it!

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 12:43 AM

Yep, That looks like flatsawn zebrawood. All zebrawood feels “coarse” to me. The quartersawn has more uniform striping with less cathedral grain than the flatsawn.

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 02:24 AM


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#7 posted 05-15-2015 05:04 PM

I’ve only seen Riftsawn or Quartersawn Zebrawood before, that looks flatsawn, also the lighter parts look too red IMO. I generally think of zebrawood as having a slightly yelloe quality to the lighter areas.

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