Sustainably sourced, high quality tropical wood.

From tree to live edge slab

We are committed to the environment and sustainable practices. Consequently, we buy our wood in Costa Rica, the world leader in environmental conservation. Here, both logging and the export of tropical hard wood are strictly controlled by the Forestry Ministry (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) respectively. Without permits from these ministries, wood will not leave the country.

Our supplier works within the parameters set by both ministries. Not only is every tree purchased by our suppliers logged under permit, but all slabs have also been exported legally. Click here if you want to read more about the entire process from tree to live edge slab.

We carefully select and quality check our live edge slabs on location in Costa Rica prior to shipping to Curaçao. 

Costa Rica: a world leader in environmental conservation. 

Costa Rica is the world leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. 

Since the 1980′ s, Costa Rica has implemented certain strategies to manage and drop its deforestation rate to zero. Firstly, the amount of logging permits became strictly regulated. Secondly, a national forestry commission was put in place to police the forest activity. Lastly, a Forestry Fund was set up, which offers land owners financial incentives per acre owned to conserve their land and prevent degradation. 

Today, Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover since 1980, with forest covering 52% of the entire country. 

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Wood species

Monkey pod

Cenízaro, Samanea saman.
The heartwood has a golden to dark brown color. The sapwood is usually thin
and light yellow to white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
The grain can be highly figured, curly and irregular.
Janka Hardness: 900.

Guanacaste , Enterolobium cyclocarpum.
This species is known for its large trunk sizes. The heartwood is a nice brown,
with sometimes streaks of dark brown. The sapwood is a pale yellow and is
clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain is quite coarse. 
Janka Hardness: 470
Chime Tree   

Pseudosamanea guachapele, Albizia guachapele.
The heartwood is yellow-brown to brown. The sapwood is highly demarcated
and whitish in color. The grain is interlocked with medium to course texture.
Janka Hardness: 1040


Eucalyptus deglupta.
The heartwood is light to medium red. The sapwood is pale. The grain is
interlocked with medium to coarse texture.
Janka Hardnes: 650 
Forest Lilac 

Madero Negro, Gliricidia sepium.
The heartwood color can range form a whitish grey to a deep red-brown.
The sapwood is yellowish to light brown. The grain is irregular and close.
This wood is very hard and durable.


Gapinol, Hymenaea courbaril.
The heartwood varies from a light orange-brown to a darker reddish-brown,
sometimes with greyish streaks. The sapwood is a light grey to yellow and
is clearly demarcated. This wood is in limited supply.
Janka Hardness: 2690

Lysiloma divaricatum.
The heartwood is a nice brown with dark stripes. The grain pattern is
occasionally curly and irregular. The wood is extremely hard and heavy
and also resistant to insect attacks. Wood is in limited supply.
Janka Hardness: 981
Snake Wood

Ojoche Brosimum alicastrum / Brosium costaricanum / Brosimum guianense.
The heartwood is typically a reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or
black patches. But most of the wood is a creamy white color.
Janka Hardness: 2360

Tectona grandis.
The Heartwood is golden or medium brown and darkens over time.
The sapwood is creamy yellow. Teak has a tight grain patterned is very durable.
Janka Hardness : 1,070

Ron Ron, Astronium  graveolens.
The heartwood, when fresh, is a reddish brown with medium
brown to brown stripes. The sap wood is a dull grey to whitish.
The grain is usually fine and the wood is very hard and heavy. This wood is
in limited supply.
Janka Hardness: 2170
Wild Cashu

Anacardium excelsum / Rhinocarpus excelsa.
The heartwood is yellowish/ red in color. The sapwood is pale brown.
The wood has an interlocked straight grain with attractive vessel lines.
Texture is medium to course.
Janka Hardness: 415

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