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How To Finish Zebrawood

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Im building a zebra wood keepsake box the first time ive worked with this particular wood. My current thought is to fill it using successive coats of super blond shellac and then finishing out with a few coats of wiping vanish.

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How to finish zebrawood. After spraying with bulls eye seal coat shellac then general finishes enduro var which has an ambering additive in it the colors looked more like the real thing. Im working on a 4 string body that is solid zebrawood and im about to the point that ill be finishing it. Otherwise blo or makebuy a pastewax like beeswax mineral oil i did this recently to good effect on antique piece.

Hello this is my first post. Working with zebrawood reply 19 on. My cabinets are not totally zebra wood the baffles back and plinth will be black and the sides and top will be zebra wood veneer.

Show me your favorite zebrawood finish in this pic the veneer was reconstituted zebrawood which had a bland appearance when dry. November 05 2008 1220 pm i am a huge over thinker and it took me years to figure out what to let go and what not to. Id like to ask if anyone has advice for finishing this beautiful wood and specifically if i should use filler before applying the finish.

Second this crazy part toozebrawood is tough to work but shellac is a very nice finish if needwant slickshiny surface. The contrast between the black and the light zebra wood and its dark stripes looks great. I plan to use a danish or thinne.

Ive been reading a bit and i understand that some oil finishes wont work so well on zebrawood. Since zebrawood is so porous and the object is something that will be handled i think that it needs to be filled. I will be taking my time for sure on the finish ive worked too hard on the cabinets to just rush the final stage.

Zebrawood is probably the most open grained wood i have ever finished next to maybe wenge and i had to pile on three coats of cv to get anything resembling a closed grain smooth finish. I used recently on small project w zwood. I was sanding every one of them back very heavily back almost to the bare wood with a 14 sheet sander and 220 grit.

Is polyurethane a reasonable longer lasting finish or is there something else.

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