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#124727 - 09 March 05 1:18 pm - America/Chicago types of wood available for building
Mim Offline

Registered: 08 February 05
Posts: 37
Loc: Portsmouth, N.H. USA
I thought that I remembered reading a list of many of the different types of wood available in Belize, beyond pine, for building but could not locate it to show a friend who is interested in Belize and does outstandingly creative and high quality work. (an artist builder)

If anyone could give info on types of wood and any average price ranges I would appreciate it. And I do apologize if this is a repeat question, I looked back a year in the forum question files.
Thank you

#124728 - 17 March 05 12:13 am - America/Chicago Re: types of wood available for building
twitchygardener Offline
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Registered: 31 December 04
Posts: 77
Loc: Toronto, Canada
lucky for you i have the btl yell ow pages up here. try findinf it yourself by google , but her is one website for you and one phone and the big guys in the business,.. Plett and sons. "belizian speciality woods" ph.823-0257/ 823-8052 fax 823 0372 spanish lookout, cayo, bz

#124729 - 17 March 05 5:46 am - America/Chicago Re: types of wood available for building
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Registered: 23 January 05
Posts: 778
I don't have prices for you, but can give you the species names if that helps a person research which type they would like to work in.

BOCOTE (cordia alliodora)
~aka. Laurel, Salmwood, Princewood, Cyp, Solera, Canaletta~

BULLET TREE (bucida buceras)
~aka. Black Olive, Jucaro, Pucte, Ucar, Gregre, Bois gri-gri~

CHECHEN (metopium brownie)
~aka. Black Poisonwood or Caribbean Rosewood~

GENUINE MAHOGANY (swietenia macrophylla)
~aka. Caoba, Acajou~

GRANADILLO (playmiscium yucatanum)
~aka. Coyote, Guayacan, Macacauba, and Trebol ~

KATALOX (swartzia cubensis)
~aka. Bastard Rosewood, Wamara ~

MACHICHE (lonchocarpus castilloi)
~aka. Caribbean Cherry, Cabbage Bark, Macaratu~

MYLADY (aspidosperma)
~aka. Volador, Pelmax, Alcarreto, Copachi, Kromanti kopi, Jacamim~

RED LOGWOOD (haematoxylum campechianum)
~aka. Logwood casha, bloodwood tree, campechewood~

REDHEART (erythroxylon mexicanum)
~aka. Honduras Redwood, Zapotillo, Chakté-coc, Chakté kok~

SANTA MARIA (calophyllum brasiliense)
~aka. Jacareuba, Bari, Leche de Maria, Calaba, Edaballi~

SAPODILLA (manilkara zapota)
~aka. Sapote, Chicle, Chico Tree~

SPANISH CEDAR (cedrela odorata)
~aka. Barbados cedar, cedro rosa, Mexican cedar~

T'ZALAM (lysiloma bahamensis)
~aka. Caribbean Walnut, Mayan Walnut, Laurel, Spanish Elm, Kotia~

WHITE GUMBOLIMBO (dendropanax arboreus)
~aka. White Chaca, Angelica Tree, Potato Wood~

ZERICOTE (cordia dodecandra)
~aka. Canalete Freijo, Peterebi, Siricote~


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