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  • Zebrawood finish

    I just used zebrawood for a threshold and am wondering if I should oil it or use poly as the finish.

    Anybody use zebrawood enough to know how stuff holds up on it?
    Portland Renovations, Inc.
    www.portlandrenovations.com

  • #2
    Re: Zebrawood finish

    I have not used zebra wood often, but......

    Look into Waterlox, it is a resin modified oil;

    http://www.waterlox.com/products-ite...er-finish.aspx

    Should give you the best of both worlds.

    Tom
    http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

    Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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    • #3
      Re: Zebrawood finish

      Thanks Tom...I should clarify that it's interior. Either way, I want it to be pretty rugged.
      Portland Renovations, Inc.
      www.portlandrenovations.com

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      • #4
        Re: Zebrawood finish

        For max durability, I would use poly. It's not an oily wood.
        Roger
        The main idea is to be smarter than a piece of wood

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        • #5
          Re: Zebrawood finish

          You can't go wrong with any of the Bona floor products. Zar UltraMax is an option also.

          You can use WaterLox inside, it is stinky. They have a water bourne also, I have never used it.

          Layered oils can be as durable as poly, easier to repair also.

          Tom
          http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

          Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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          • #6
            Re: Zebrawood finish

            What finishes are around it? Consider maybe a [lightly thinned 1st] tung oil varnish, two coats, well cured followed by Bona mega or traffic.
            Donald on the basis of his net worth valuation-

            "...feelings, even my own feelings, and that can change rapidly day to day"

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            • #7
              Re: Zebrawood finish

              Adjacent surfaces are a beat up old wood floor (poly) and tile.

              Sounds like I can just give it a few coats of waterbourne poly.
              Portland Renovations, Inc.
              www.portlandrenovations.com

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              • #8
                Re: Zebrawood finish

                Yes you can do that, but it's nice to have something penetrate better than the WB and depending on which WB used, add a better tone/color/depth.
                Donald on the basis of his net worth valuation-

                "...feelings, even my own feelings, and that can change rapidly day to day"

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                • #9
                  Re: Zebrawood finish

                  You're right, I should do the first coat in oil. It's not a major deal, I was just making sure any oils in the wood wouldn't have an effect on a poly finish.
                  Portland Renovations, Inc.
                  www.portlandrenovations.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: Zebrawood finish

                    It's sometimes used on guitars and the guys making them get furniture grade finishes with nothing but lacquer.

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