TREE SPECIES

A few words about the different species:

Dalbergia Nigra

Also known as Brazilian Rosewood, produces a very hard and heavy wood, characteristically varied in color from brick red through various shades of brown to nearly black. An evenly cut piece that is tapped emits a bright metallic ring that sustains. This property, combined with its beauty, has made Brazilian rosewood a favorite of musical instrument makers for centuries. Due to its rarity, it is usually sliced into veneers, which decorates items such as furniture, wall panels, piano cases, etc...

Dalbergia Retusa

Also known by its common name, Cocobolo is a low-land, super-dense Rosewood species. Because of the wood's great beauty and high value, this species has been heavily exploited in the music industry and is now rare to find. Furthermore, harsher limitations constantly imposed by international treaties on trade of forest-origin Dalbergia Retusa have caused its value to increase year over year, with the trend expected to continue.

Swietenia Macrophylla

Mahogany is a commercially important lumber, prized for its beauty, durability, and color. It is used for paneling, and to make furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. The leading importer of mahogany is the United States. In fact, on our management team, we have Mr. Giuseppe Dal Bosco, a renowned forester who managed the world largest pure stand plantation of Mahogany trees in Fiji.

Tectona grandis

​Teak is native to south and southeast Asia, but is naturalized and cultivated in Central America. The heartwood is dark, heavy and durable even when not treated with oil or varnish. It is considered one of the most stable woods, which does not crack or bend even after getting soaked in water.

Tabebuia rosea

​Roble de Sabana, meaning "savannah oak." This species is distributed from southern México to Venezuela in a wide range of conditions. The wood, as the name implies, is identical in looks to Oak. It is grayish brown with a fine striping of deep brown, often in conspicuous patterns. The wood is moderately hard, easy to work, finishes smoothly and seasons without difficulty. It is an excellent timber used for a great variety of purposes such as heavy construction, furniture and cabinetwork, interior finishes, boat building, as well as many other kinds of work.

Vatairea Lundelli (Danto)

Danto is native to the Central American region. It is a heavy dark wood which is used to built decks, industrial floorings and heavy furniture.