Ever consider cedar. Also a friend of mine has a big crab boat built out of Santa Maria, it's as hard as ironwood and looks just like mahogany......from Central America....often marketed there as mahogany. It's worth the price of gold.rallimike said:Will teak, mahogany, etc. grow in the DR?
That Andiroba stuff is beautiful and very like Mahogany in its grain structure. Interesting, thanks for the tip.Robert said:I have been buying lots of Andiroba (mahogany family) for some new office space and it's a really nice wood to work with. Long lasting and looks beautiful when finished.
10'x1'x1" plank - RD$560 (US$17)
flo said:i have done a lot of research about caoba Swietenia mahogani or so called caoba/mahagoni and i have been in contact with the dominican authorities about growing.
I also have located cheap land which would suit to grow this kind of wood
At the moment the main reason why all the wood is beeing imported is that the dominicans dont seem to have the technology to dry the wood properly which makes it very dificult to process it.
the advantage caoba has to other trees as cedar etc is that depening on soil conditions, fertilizers etc. you can harvest within 15 years.
contact me anytime, I may also be interested in a partnership !