Review of Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America

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Blog entry by jusfine posted 872 days ago 3524 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we were taking in some rays in the Palm Springs area last month, I had the urge to see some lumber or tools, and realized it was not a long drive to Carlsbad California to the Tropical Exotic Hardwoods supplier.

Their website is here

It was relatively easy to find with GPS, and the warehouse was large and well lit.

There were a few customers while we were there (about an hour), but it was not really busy – it was a week day around lunch time.

They had a large selection of huge slabs of various species, and many racks of shorter smaller species.

Prices seemed to be quite reasonable compared to Woodworker’s Source or Woodcraft.

I will let the photos do the talking as you can see they have a good supply of lumber in various sizes.

I would recommend a visit to this business if you are in the area (they also ship) and need exotics.

And yes, I did buy a few pieces which calmed me down and made the vacation a lot more enjoyable… :)

The challenge was packaging the pieces and getting them on the plane and through customs at home, which worked out Jus’ Fine in the end!

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#1 posted 872 days ago

Nice! Looks like a great way to spend the day to me. What did you score?

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#2 posted 872 days ago

A few of those photos made me stop and pause. What I couldn’t do with some of that.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 872 days ago

Drooooooooooooooooooooool. Glad they’re not in the UK or I’d be taking out a second mortgage.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#4 posted 872 days ago

I was fortunate enough to bring home a bundle of Parota, a species I had not seen before. It is quite light in weight and very colorful.

Their new office counter tops were being made with Parota when I was there, and they looked great with a finish and sealant.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 872 days ago

Nice section of wood!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 577 days ago

I should live where you do!
What wonderful wood.
Smiles Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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