Wood 66

Furniture Design, Customized To Your Needs

From Design To The Finishing Touches

Your custom made furniture starts at Wood 66. I specialize in importing organic wood slabs from Costa Rica. With me, you can transform a slab of choice into a customized dining table, conference table, bartop, kitchen island, bathroom vanity, desk or any other piece of furniture you can think of, with or without epoxy resin. Customer interaction from the initial design to the final fit results in a unique piece, which will change the look and feel of your living- and work space.  You can also buy a slab “as is” for your DIY- or building project.

Occasionally, our wood might not be the most suitable for the piece of furniture you have envisioned. No worries: I have a great working relationship with Marvie Interieurbouw B.V. and Woodgoed Curaçao. Hence a solution is almost always found!

Do you prefer a clean, modern look over a more rustic appearance? I customize your wood slab the way you like it!

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! Our wood is sustainably sourced. We and our suppliers are committed to the environment by ensuring renewable resources. This is safeguarded by the Costa Rican government, through their strict logging and export regulations. You can read more about this topic here.

Wood is an environmental-friendly material for making furniture. It lasts a long time and it is renewable; it can also be recycled and reused. Finally, wood waste is a 100% biodegradable.

A picture of each available slab, crosscut and roots can be viewed online. Simply click on the specific buttons on the home page and inventory page of this website. All wood can be viewed in our storage facility, on appointment.

Home décor and ready-to-go items, such as river tables, mirrors, stools, consoles, side tables, serving boards, cutting boards and more can be viewed on the Shop section of this website. They will also be posted on our Instagram and Facebook page.

Our slabs are priced by the amount of Boardfoot (Bf) they measure; the larger and thicker the slab, the more boardfoot they are. Bf is a unit of measurement for the volume of lumber and is calculated as follows: 1 Bf = 12″ x 12″ x1″ . This Bf price applies to the slab “as is”, sanded to 120Grit and filled with epoxy resin where necessary.

The price for a custom made piece of furniture depends on various factors such as design, labor, frame, coating and location. That is why for tree trunk tables, kitchen counter tops, bar tops and bathroom furniture and all other items, you will receive a tailored quotation.

A Kiln drying process involves the drying of wood in a chamber where air circulation, relative humidity and temperature can be controlled. Thus the moisture content of wood can be reduced to a target point without having any drying defects, until it has reached a moisture content of 8-12%. All our wood, including our roots, are kiln dried.nd Facebook page.

For our exotic wood, we advise various types of coating depending on the exposure pf the wood to the elements and the specific look you like to create:

An oil or hard wax coating, which gives your custom furniture a very natural look without pronounced shine. Because these products get absorbed by the wood over time, this type of coating requires light maintenance approximately 1 to 2 times a year. All you need to do is clean your furniture well, give it a light sanding if desired, then reapply the oil with a soft cloth.

A Pehalin transparent floor varnish coating, which is a wear proof, chemical resistant coating with a subtle shine. It gets applied in multiple layers in our shop. It is maintenance free and very easy to clean with a damp cloth. We strongly advise this coating for indoor furniture such as your bathroom- or kitchen countertop. Because of its durability it is also ideal for furniture in rental properties.

A Defthane Oil-Based Polyurethane provides added protection from water, sun and wind damage. The coating contains both UV absorbers and UV inhibitors, which deliver ultraviolet protection and helps prevent fading and discoloration. It gets applied in multiple layers in our shop. It is very easy to clean with a damp cloth. We strongly advise this coating for outdoor furniture. If exposed to the elements, it is advised to apply a maintenance coat approximately evert 1-1.5 years, depending on amount the exposure.

All our charcuterie, serving and cutting boards are finished with a special food grade mineral oil and/ or wax. When you purchase one of our handcrafted boards, you will receive a small tin of oil or wax to reapply when necessary to keep your board in optimal shape.

We use epoxy resin to fill any openings and larger cracks in our slabs. It is also used to attach individual wood slabs together, creating our so called river tables and epoxy resin tables. Once cured, epoxy resin is extremely hard. It can be colored using a coloring agent such as mica powder or a liquid pigment. Epoxy resin does not like exposure to direct sunlight, so keep that in mind when purchasing one of our prodcucts.

We carry a large variety of colors to enhance the look of your custom made piece of furniture

Real wood is an organic product and is hygroscopic in nature. Therefor, it will readily absorb and expel moisture from the atmosphere. Consequently, ambient changes in temperature and humidity can cause expansion or contraction in wood products, even if the wood has been cut, kiln dried, processed and sealed. These dimensional changes may result in cracking, splintering, and/ or warping, all of which are considered an intrinsic risk of wood products and are not claimable defects. We cannot be held liable for any deformations while in the client’s possession. In large slabs, especially live edge ones, it is common to see cracks, knots, bark inclusions etc., which should be seen as natural elements, giving each slab its unique appearance.

In addition to the above, the Caribbean is a harsh environment when it comes to sun exposure. Any piece of furniture placed outside, under cover or not , is at risk of discoloration. This is a result of the reflection of the UV radiation on pools, decks and walls. Although we can advise you about the best available coatings to protect your wood, we can never predict the effects of exposure to the elements.

You as a client needs to take he above into consideration when purchasing any slab of exotic hard wood. We advise you to read through our general terms and conditions (click link at bottom of page) to familiarize yourself with the above.