Zebrawood (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

Ratings Snapshot
5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
Zebrawood (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

$326.00 /Pack

1-2 $326.00
3+ $293.40 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$10.00 East of Mississippi River
Details

 

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Zebrawood lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

3" to 8" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

30" to 46" Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

Here's the perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood!
 
A 10 board foot Craft Pack is simple, plus we stand behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It includes a great mix of boards that total 10 board feet of hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of sizes: from 3'' to 8'' wide, and 24'' to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness if you want thin lumber.

About Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)

View All Zebrawood Products
Weight

3.83

lbs /Bd. Ft.
6.98% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2090

Janka Rating
62.02% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.74

Specific Gravity
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Zebrawood tree grows
Zebrawood is an exotic wood from Africa

Guess where this wood got its name? Zebrawood has a medium to coarse texture and a wavy or interlocked grain pattern. The alternating hard and soft material creates working difficulties, but Zebrawood takes a clear finish without issue.

color of Zebrawood
Color Range
Golden brown with pronounced dark brown streaks.
the Zebrawood tree
What's The Tree Like?
A tall tree to 150 feet; bole straight and cylindrical but relatively short, up to 50 feet; trunk diameters 48-60" over low buttresses. The bark is up to 12" thick.
other names for Zebrawood
Other Names
African zebrawood, Allen ele, Zebrano, Zingana
uses for Zebrawood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, accessories, turnery, veneer, inlay.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

3
Ratings Snapshot
5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
December 30, 2016
5 out of 5
Perfect packaging...on time delivery
Review by  Emmanuel  from NY
Some of the boards had cracks and checks...but over-all...... boards were a good selection. It was a craft package set....so one can't complain.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 30, 2016
5 out of 5
Perfect packaging...on time delivery
Review by  Emmanuel  from NY
Some of the boards had cracks and checks...but over-all...... boards were a good selection. It was a craft package set....so one can't complain.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 1, 2014
5 out of 5
home crafts to a higher level!
Review by  JPD from Orefield, Pa USA
I have totally fallen in love with this wood! I got it "free" as scraps left over from a job I did. I used it to make "boxes" which I fronted with teapots cut from 3/8 Birch plywood. I used an assortment of fabrics and glued to the front of the teapots then used resin to create a protective coating. I used oriental fabrics for the zebrawood as I thought it went with the feel of the wood. This wood is very hard and it managed to terminate my '96 mitre saw. Finished the project with a substantial jig saw! Whew! I used Danish Oil to finish the boxes and find the end result - probably 6 coats of the oil - incredibly rich and so enhancing the light and dark lines of the wood. What I have is definitely the "Heartwood" variety. I had to drill holes for the nails. Pain - but worth the extra effort. Never worked with such hard wood before but have never seen any wood so gorgeous either!
Recommended
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
Videos, Articles, and Project Photos to Help You Do Woodworking
What's 4/4, 8/4, 12/4, etc.?
Understanding hardwood lumber starts right here with these wacky fractions.
Lumber Grades Explained
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
Board feet isn't your everyday kind of math, but these three simple steps make it easy to figure out your project.
Project Planner Worksheet
Here's a handy (and free) Excel worksheet that helps you estimate the lumber needs for your project.
Understand Wood Toxicity & What You Should Do About It
Are woods poisonous? Hazardous to use in cutting boards or baby cribs? Find out here.
Wood Moves - Here's What You Need to Know
Wood is like a sponge, and it's always in a state of absorbing or releasing moisture to stay equalized with its environment. The problem with that is it also swells and shrinks. Here's what you need to know to protect your project.

Lumber Deals & Woodworking Tips

SIGN UP NOW to get a $10 coupon!

Our weekly email newsletter is pretty cool with project pictures made by our customers, woodworking tips, and lumber deals just for our newsletter subscribers.

We'll even give you $10 to use on any purchase of $50 or more at Woodworkers Source.


Check out the latest issue:


* indicates required
Do You Ever Visit One of Our Stores? *