Have you ever thought about where it came from? What if you discovered a source of wood that hasn’t been seen or worked in over 100 years?
We offer many different species of tropical hardwoods that are not only certified to be material of the stature described above but is also a great green alternative. It’s true. You can now obtain and work with tropical hardwood of a quality that has not been seen since the day of sailing ships and all without the guilt trip tied to environmental issues.
For upwards of 200 years this material has been patiently lying in wait at the bottom of rivers and streams throughout the tropics and is now being reclaimed. Now it is available for you to create a stunning project using the finest material possible.
(Swietenia macrophylla)We have available, at the moment, straight grained and highly figured material in widths up to 20″ and thicknesses of 1″ to 3″. We are taking all precautions necessary to guarantee stable, straight lumber you will be proud to work with. Learn More
(Bucida buceras)A very heavy, hard, but workable hardwood with outstanding grain character. We have material in inventory in widths up to 26″ and thicknesses of 1″, 2″, and 4″. Learn More
(Manilkara zapota)This is beautiful material but rare to find and works well with sharp tools even though it is fairly hard. It doesn’t last long in the Online Store so if you see it there you had better grab it while you can. Learn More
(Calophyllum brasiliense)Used for a wide rang of products from flooring to furniture and is a staple for hardwoods in Belize. It’s grain and color can vary slightly depending on the soil and climate it grows in. Learn More
(Pinus caribbaea)A long leaf pine with very beautiful grain that looks similar to the old long leaf heart pine of the southern US. Much heavier than the North American varieties. Learn More
(Enterolobium cyclocarpum)Heartwood is walnut brown, with dark variegated streaks. In some instances a reddish tinge can be apparent. Material can be porous and sanding sealer is recommended. Learn More
Working with the wood close-up for several weeks left me VERY impressed with its beauty and workability. The wood is really fine-grained with lots of very small pores that add a glittery glow under finish, making it seem translucent. We compared it to some mahogany scraps left from a previous project. It was purchased about five to six years ago and machined two years ago. It had darkened a bit with exposure to air, but clearly the grain of your mahogany was much, much finer. It made the recent mahogany look coarse in comparison.