Origin: Guanacaste can be found in Mexico, southward through Central America, and into northern South America.
Color: The heartwood has a beautiful reddish brown color and Koa-like figure. The sapwood is an off-white to pale yellow color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Janka Hardness: 470 (soft) (Similar in hardness to Butternut)
Decay and Weather Resistence: Rated as durable to very durable especially in water; because of this it is often used in making canoes.
Workability: Guanacaste is easy to work with both by hand and machine tools, but tear out is common during planning. It finishes smoothly into a high luster.
Uses: Because it is so beautiful and similiar in appearance to Koa, Guanacaste is used in furniture, cabinetry, veneer, turnings and gunstocks. Its wide widths makes it ideal for 1 piece table tops.
Misc: The dust from sanding this wood can cause allergic responses to some woodworkers.
To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search: firstname.lastname@example.org