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Zericote vanity top under a vessel sink

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Built this vanity for a customer and she picked out Zericote for the top at $35.00 bd ft.
First time working with Zericote it is nice to work sands and finished well. Spar
Urethane for the finish. Got it all installed and working today. The pictures didn't
load in the order I put them in.


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Nice work, Larry! Ziricote is used often in building guitars and it's beautiful.

My education just got an upgrade...
Ziricote | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwood)
Lovely stuff!
That wasn't a single width plank was it, Larry? I honestly couldn't tell where you made a panel joint, if it wasn't.
Looks fantastic Larry.
That’s a beautiful looking top , was a shame to cover it up with a sink
No Dan that was not s single board it was four boards.
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Beautiful top, really adds character to the vanity. Love Ziricote, don't like the prices for it but you can find good deals sometimes on individual pieces.
No Dan that was not s single board it was four boards.
That's amazing, Larry, I can't tell where you made the joints. Great job!
Beautiful and very modern. I'd never encountered Airicote before, so here's what I found on the web about it:

Ziricote is the most dramatic member of the Cordia genus and stands apart from other exotic woods due to it’s unique grain lines that frequently depict spider webbing, marbled swirls, cloud bursts, mountains, valleys and other captivating patterns. The heartwood is reddish brown with irregular chocolate or black streaks that tend to form abstract art within itself. These color tones contrast nicely with the sapwood which ranges from creamy vanilla to golden tan. Artisan craftsmen are fond of incorporating this sapwood into their projects to maximize the final visual impact. It is a stunning combination indeed!

With a density higher than rosewood, Ziricote turns very well. It is able to take a very smooth finish and a high polish. Ziricote is slightly brittle but also known as a good steam bending candidate and is proven to hold nails and screws well. This exotic hardwood is easy to work by hand or machine and is stable in use. Ziricote wood has a medium to fine texture and a straight to slightly interlocking grain. It has a tendency to develop end and surface checks during drying, but is stable afterwards. Quartersawn surfaces will sometimes display ray or flake patterns similar to Hard Maple. The highly figured spider web grain is similar to what can be found in Brazilian Rosewood only more complex. Surface has a natural waxy appearance and takes on a satin finish with simple sanding.

The picture is a particularly striking example.


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Nice job, Larry. You did the beautiful wood justice.
Looks great!

I have about 400 bd feet of ziricote that has been air drying in my garage for 15 years. Just started planning to use it in my new retirement home and have been experimenting with finishing options.

What grit did you sand to? and what brand varnish did you use?

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