Quartersawn ziricote has all the volume and projection of "regular" ziricote with additional dimensional stability and stunning vertical grain patterns.
Ziricote, Cordia Dodecandra
- Back halves: 8" x 21" x 0.155" (203mm x 533mm x 3.9mm)
- Sides: 4-1/4" x 31-1/2" x 0.130" (108mm x 800mm x 3.3mm)
While "regular" sets of ziricote are always beautiful, most trees aren't large enough to make quartersawn sets commercially feasible. However, we've secured a limited, special supply of fully quartersawn ziricote sets that are truly spectacular.
Not only does quartersawn ziricote have the added benefit of being more dimensionally stable, but it visually exhibits a very distinct vertical grain aesthetic with heavy variegation and interlocking grain patterns not seen with the more traditional cuts.
The effect under finish is breathtaking.
Ziricote is heavier than most rosewoods, it works somewhat like ebony but tends to be slightly more brittle. It has a reputation for more tangential movement than other species. To avoid cracking it's best maintained at a relative humidity of between 40 and 60 percent.
What it may lack in workability, Ziricote more than makes up for in tonality. It offers noteworthy sustain, a loud, pronounced bass, and sparkling highs. It pairs well with nearly any top wood and imparts a broad, open tone with a high ceiling of volume.
Ziricote is also available in an amazingly diverse range of colors. Prominent dark black lines often intertwine beautifully with shades of gray, gold, green, and rusty brown.
All WOODSTAX items come with our standard 100% guarantee. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.
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