|Forum topic by Mykos||posted 01-19-2015 04:32 PM||2145 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-19-2015 04:32 PM
I’m currently on holiday in Nicaragua. Today while walking around Masaya I got some pictures that I thought might be interesting to fellow woodworkers.
Some typical furniture for sale. It’s all held together with nailed butt joints, but it’s all made of Bocote.
These guys are cleaning up a pile of offcuts that would fetch a king’s ransom back home in Canada.
Here’s a local lumberyard I walked by. The guy I asked about the woods said there was Jatoba, Bocote and Guanacaste mostly. I tried to ask how much it was but my Spanish isn’t good enough to work out how much wood he was quoting me. I think he was giving me the price for a whole lift of lumber.
Walking by our place in Granada I saw two men fitting and staining an arched door in an alcove. The wood was again bocote and he told me the stain was a type of oil but it didn’t sound familiar to me. Might have been a local plant product ? It looked very red. The joinery on the doors and furniture in the colonial downtown in Granada is much better on average than the furniture you see in markets. Door rails and stiles are held together with drawbored mortise and tenon joints in some instances.
I’ll try and add more neat wood photos as I come across things.