Our plinths are crafted by a finish carpenter with over 30 years experience working with wood. They are truly heirloom quality. It may be “easy” to make a rectangle in wood, but it’s exceptionally difficult to make one to this standard in an exotic wood such as zebrawood.
“The wood of Microberlinia (also known as Zebrano) is imported from central Africa, (Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo). The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale color of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths. It is almost always quartersawn to get the exciting alternating color pattern.
It is a heavy, hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain. The interlocked grain of this wood, like that of many tropical woods, can make it difficult to work.”