Latin: Enterolobium cyclocarpum Origin: Ranges from Southern Mexico all the way to Northern South America
Guanacaste has quickly become one of the most popular woods we carry, particularly for live edge projects. It is easily accessable because it grows in such a large region and we carry a very large inventory in live edge slabs as well as lumber, turning stock and thin dimensional lumber.
Guanacaste grows to be an extremely large tree, often growing hundreds of feet tall and easily 10' and larger in diameter. A lot of material we have is actually produced from the tree limbs and can be up to 50" in diameter. When it gets so big the inside starts to hollow which makes the tree susceptible to falling. It is best to cut this tree before it falls as they are so large they can cause damage to surrounding structures and other trees.
Each piece is unique, some have straighter grain but many pieces have wild swirls, especially if there were any limbs coming off the side. The color varies from tree to tree, some will be a light brown and others can be a very deep rich brown with darker brown or golden grain markings.
Below is a video of an amazing Guanacaste tree in Central America that was too large to cut down!
Slabs less than 36" wide will be $18/BDFT - Slabs 36" or wider will be $21.00/BDFT.
Tropical exotic hardwood
Very coarse texture, moderate luster
Mildly interlocked but some pieces can have wild swirls
Uncommon eye and respiratory irritation
Heartwood ranges from light brown to very deep brown with light and dark grain streak throughout, sap is pale cream and often has small worm holes