Updated: Apr 24
Hay! I'm Zachary Pascarella, Ower of wiseowlwoodco, Today I'm going to tell you why I import wood and types of woods from Costa Rica, Wood is probably the oldest material that we use in our homes to create furniture pieces and even utensils. It has a long history and a great role in human history without a doubt. From creating homes to craft utensils and custom furniture items, wood is one of the most versatile materials to be used. Also, it is impossible to create something that can last longer with synthetic materials. And mind you, not even today’s technology has created legitimate synthetic wood.
As a craftsman who is experienced in creating bespoke furniture pieces, I have always been committed to using fine-grade materials. Over the years at Wise Owl Wood CO, I have tried different types of wood, trying to find something that has the perfect balance of sustainability, durability, and beauty. After all what else my valued clients will want from me? After much experimentation, I have come to the conclusion that the best wood for crafting bespoke furniture is Costa Rican wood.
Why Costa Rican wood?
There are several reasons why I have decided to import wood from Costa Rica for my furniture pieces.
Firstly, Durability is crucial to create unique custom furniture pieces like waterfall edge dining table. Costa Rican wood is renowned for its exceptional durability. This is mainly because Costa Rica is located in the tropics. Trees in the tropics grow slowly. They produce denser and harder wood and they are resistant to wear and tear. This is the major reason why I get my wood from Costa Rica. This means that furniture made with wood from Costa Rica is much more durable than furniture made from other types of wood, making it a great investment for clients who are looking for long-lasting furniture.
Secondly, Beautiful in its raw condition is a must to craft furniture pieces. Costa Rican wood is incredibly beautiful. The tropical climate and rich soil in Costa Rica result in a wide variety of stunning wood grains and textures. Each piece of wood is unique, with its own distinct character and beauty. I use Monkey Pod, Parota, Brazilian Walnut, Mango, Wild Cashew, Jatoba, Guanacaste, and Acacia wood. Each wood has its own perks Mango wood is one of the most durable options to create furniture like solid wood dining table suitable for residential homes. The furniture made from Costa Rican wood is not only durable but also visually stunning, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space.
Thirdly, I always wanted to make sure that I work with sustainable materials. This is the most important reason to import wood from Costa Rica. This allows me to ensure that the wood I use is sustainably sourced. Among other contraries, Costa Rica has a strong commitment to conservation and sustainability, and its forestry management practices are among the hardest in the world. So, if you are wondering if trees are being cut down for furniture then mind that more trees are being planted as well.
The country has established a protected area system, including national parks and wildlife reserves. This single-handedly covers more than 25% of its ground. Furthermore, Costa Rica has implemented a national program of reforestation, which has helped to increase forest cover from 21% in the 1980s to nearly 54% today. When I import wood from Costa Rica, I will be assured that I support sustainable forestry practices and help to protect the country's precious natural resources.
Some Take Away
Of course, importing wood from Costa Rica does come with some challenges. For one, it can be expensive, particularly when shipping large quantities of wood over long distances. However, I believe at Wise Owl Wood CO that the benefits of using Costa Rican wood far outweigh the costs. By investing in high-quality, sustainably sourced wood, I am able to create furniture pieces that are not only beautiful and durable but also environmentally responsible. My clients will not have to stress over buying something that has damaged the environment as a whole.
Complex Regulations and Logistics
Another challenge of importing wood from Costa Rica is navigating the complex regulations and logistics involved in international trade. This was particularly a major problem in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had disrupted global supply chains and led to increased scrutiny of international trade. However, currently, by working with trusted suppliers and staying up-to-date on the latest regulations and requirements, I am able to ensure that my wood imports are legal, ethical, and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
In conclusion, importing wood from Costa Rica has been a game-changer for my bespoke furniture business at Wise Owl Wood Co. Not only does Costa Rican wood offer exceptional durability and beauty, but it also allows me to support sustainable forestry practices and protect the environment. While there are certainly challenges involved in importing wood from overseas, I believe that the benefits far outweigh the costs.
With the regular usage of Costa Rican wood in my furniture pieces, I am able to create pieces that are not only functional and beautiful but also socially and environmentally responsible. So, if this was helpful for you then why not get one for yourself? At Wise Owl Wood Co, you can contact me Zachary Pascarella for bespoke furniture for your home or office or home office. Just let me know your thoughts and what you are looking for.