Materials and Production|
materials are dense hardwoods from South American sources.
We do not use Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) or any other
species on the CITES Endangered Species List.
primary wood we use for
doors and windows is Guarea sp., commonly called Requia
Mahogany. It is in the Meliaceae family, and it has very similar
physical characteristics to Honduran mahogany, although the grain and
color variation is more dramatic. We also use a species of
Cariniana commonly called Yesquero or Cashimbo.
For exterior or
structural applications we use a variety of very dense darker colored
hardwoods. These woods have physical properties that make them highly
resistant to biological attack, and also extremely strong. They make
excellent post and beam, as well as flooring.
buy logs from
carefully selected sources complying with all regulatory agencies, and
only where reforestation is imposed. Our mahogany species comes from
indigenous communities who use portable equipment for a very low
environmental impact. This program is sanctioned by the WWF. Other
production woods are available, and are quoted on request.
We saw all
our own stock, and dry it to 8% in our own kilns under strict