Feb 22, 2017 by & filed under New Arrivals, Announcements.

60 Fresh slabs, off the truck today 2/22/17!

 

All the way from Costa Rica, kiln dried, pre-filled and surfaced Parota slabs! This is our second shipping container full, we loved the first so much!

Parota, the national tree of costa rica, is a fast growing flowering tree in the pea family. Also known as Guanacaste or the Elephant ear tree. Parota is highly sustainable in the fact that it grows so rapidly, with trunks reaching over a 9′ diameter and branches reaching up to 5′ diameter. Our Parota slabs resemble darker varieties of Acacia, Monkey-pod and are even often mistaken for Koa. Parota is also known to be easier to work with than the acacia family and water resistant. Come on in today to take a look at our beautiful new selection!

These slabs are all 3″ thick, pre-sanded to 120 grit, and pre-filled with a clear epoxy. Prices start at $25 per board foot. Slabs start at 6′ and range all the way up to 16′.

Finished Sample Photos below:

This slab was milled in half and joined back together to create a beautiful book match.

parota slab, live edge slab

The desk above was made from a slab that was cut on a 45 degree miter and joined back up to create a “waterfall” leg.

A conference table we made from one single 16′ Parota slab. We ripped down the middle and inverted the edges to create an access point for cables.

The Parota above was finished in the oil based finish we use called Osmo. Notice how it brings out the luster and three dimensionality of the grain.

This Parota was finished in Polyurethane and came out with some intense contrast.

This particular Parota came in with 7′ of epoxy fill running down the center of the piece. While the piece is stable, the epoxy keeps this table from becoming two tables and creates a wonderful visual story of tension forming right at the branch.