Friday Favorite: Costa Rican Reclaimed Wood
Tampa Bay Salvage would like to introduce to you, Friday Favorites! Our Friday Favorite blogs are dedicated to highlighting some of our most special and unique pieces. These highlights will include the antique’s history as well as some friendly tips and ideas on how to utilize it. The purpose of this is to spark some inspiration, so grab a cup of java and stay awhile. This Friday Favorite is a beautiful piece of reclaimed wood from Costa Rica. Specifically, it is a Jatoba wood slab.
Most Favorable Characteristics
Jatoba, also commonly known as Brazilian Cherry, is found mostly in northern South America, Central America, and the West Indies. It is known for its rich, deep red color. Jatoba is commonly used for reclaimed wood purposes, both interior and exterior. Jatoba wood is widely used in homes because of its extreme density and durability. Therefore, many people like to make the investment in this reclaimed wood because it is reliable. If anyone is looking for great value reclaimed wood for a low price, Jatoba lumber is the way to go!
Tips & Tricks
Are you thinking that this is a beautiful piece of lumber, but not sure how it would fit into your home? No problem! We have some different tips and tricks to help spark some ideas. Due to the large size of this piece, it naturally would make a beautiful conference table for an office or a dining room table for special occasions at your home. If you’re looking for a boho vibe to add to your home office or place of business, this piece of reclaimed wood would look beautiful as a long desk as well. Additionally, you could turn this into a waiting room bench for your office. Can’t see it fitting inside of your home? No problem, this piece would also make a great table for a deck, patio, or outdoor place of comfort.
Now that you have some ideas about how Jatoba would fit into your home, office, or place of business, how do you work with it? Jatoba lumber can be challenging to work with because of its hardness and interlocking grains. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t be done! All you need are the proper tools to get the job done. Remember to check your tools for dullness and consider screwing instead of nailing when possible.
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At Tampa Bay Salvage, our mission is to provide our loyal customers with only the finest stock and selection of reclaimed wood. We carry reclaimed flooring, antique beams, lumber, barn wood, and much more. We custom design timbers and provide urban slab lumber from all over the world. So let us know what your next project is by contacting us for all your lumber needs.