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  • Exotic Guitar Wood | Diamond Tropical Hardwoods

    Exotic Guitar Wood Diamond Tropical Hardwoods carries beautifully figured woods that make outstanding guitars. We have stunning Spanish cedar blanks that can be transformed into handsome electric guitar bodies. Spanish cedar has the unique property of maintaining a stable moisture content despite its outdoor environment. It is also very rigid and very lightweight. We also stock Mahogany neck blanks, the same wood used for Gibson Les Pauls. We also carry veneer Mango and Cocobolo Veneer. Each book-matched set of veneer is unique and will create a beautiful guitar. About our Exotic Guitar Wood Products How can we help you? At Diamond Tropical Hardwoods, we're passionate about helping you find the perfect sustainable wood solutions. Whether you have a question about our products, need advice on your project, or want to learn more about our eco-friendly practices, we're here for you. Quickly fill out this form to tell us how we can assist. Our team is ready to provide the support and expertise you need to bring your vision to life. Reach out now—let's create something beautiful together! First name Email What are you looking for? What can we help with? Submit Guitar Body Blanks Guitar Neck Blanks Guitar Veneer Heel Blanks Cocobolo Spanish Cedar Spanish Cedar Mahogany Mahogany Spanish Cedar Spanish Cedar 7/32 Thick 3/16 Thick

  • Crosscuts | Diamond Tropical Hardwoods

    Exotic Crosscuts Sort by Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Teak Crosscut TC00924 Regular Price $433.00 Sale Price $216.50 Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Teak Crosscut TC00922 Regular Price $444.00 Sale Price $222.00 Quick View Monkeypod Crosscut MC00670 Regular Price $2,443.00 Sale Price $1,221.50 Free Shipping! Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Monkeypod Crosscut MC0014 Regular Price $327.00 Sale Price $212.55 Free Shipping! Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Monkeypod Crosscut MC0005 Regular Price $371.00 Sale Price $241.15 Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Mango Crosscut MANC00917 Regular Price $410.00 Sale Price $205.00 Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Mango Crosscut MANC00560 Regular Price $285.00 Sale Price $142.50 Quick View Kiln-dried and Sanded Mango Crosscut MANC00558 Regular Price $296.00 Sale Price $148.00 Load More Shop Crosscuts New Arrival! Quick View Modern Oval Dining Table in Mango Wood with Black Metal Base Price $2,850.00 New Arrival! Quick View Stunning Teak Table with Epoxy, Shells and Plants Price $495.00 New Arrival! Quick View Monkeypod Round Dining Table with Long Grain Top and Strangler Fig Base Price $1,750.00 New Arrival! Quick View Sustainable Elegance: Figured Mango Crosscut Table with Embedded Metal Accent Price $5,900.00 New Arrival! Quick View Exquisite Monkeypod Crosscut Dining Table with Teak Base Price $3,730.00 Shop from our showroom! About our Crosscuts Each Crosscut tells a story that helps see, feel, and understand the Tree. These beautiful crosscuts can be used for coffee tables and any other project imaginable. They are cut directly from our 100% environmentally sustainable teak trees in Costa Rica. Teak is an extremely dense wood due to its oil content and dense grain. It is used on the decks of navy ships and will work perfectly as a tabletop. ​ Of the crosscut, we carry Mango and Monkeypod brings the most variety and variation. Both are durable and work perfectly as tables or for art projects. Mango and Monkeypod are on opposite ends of the spectrum colorwise so be sure to check the master list to find a full variety of what you need. Teak Crosscuts Check out our master list for pictures and dimensions of our Sanded Teak Crosscuts. With an abundance of all shapes and sizes, you are sure to have the variety you need to make the right choice in Teak Crosscuts. Supplies are limited due to high demand. BUY NOW Teak Crosscuts Check out our master list for pictures and dimensions of our Sanded Teak Crosscuts. With an abundance of all shapes and sizes, you are sure to have the variety you need to make the right choice in Teak Crosscuts. Supplies are limited due to high demand. Learn More Mango Crosscuts We have Mango Crosscuts or Cross Sections of trees from 8 to 60 inches in diameter. With each of these crosscuts, you are getting a unique part of a mango tree. All of these crosscuts show unique and beautiful differentiation. Learn Moe How can we help you? At Diamond Tropical Hardwoods, we're passionate about helping you find the perfect sustainable wood solutions. Whether you have a question about our products, need advice on your project, or want to learn more about our eco-friendly practices, we're here for you. Quickly fill out this form to tell us how we can assist. Our team is ready to provide the support and expertise you need to bring your vision to life. Reach out now—let's create something beautiful together! First name Email What are you looking for? What can we help with? Submit Monkeypod Crosscuts Monkeypod Crosscuts come in thick portions with loads of figure and grain. Many can feature beautiful swirls curls and burls. Each crosscut is unique and special so make sure to get the one that fits your vision! Supplies are limited due to high demand. Learn More

  • Teak Slabs | Diamond Tropical Hardwoods

    Teak Slabs Why Choose Teak Slabs? Teak slabs are a highly sought-after material in the world of woodworking due to their natural beauty, durability, and strength. Teak wood is known for its unique golden brown color and its resistance to decay and weathering, making it a great choice for outdoor furniture pieces. In addition, teak slabs are highly customizable and can be shaped and finished to meet specific design preferences. What Can Teak Slabs Be Used For? Teak slabs can be used for a variety of furniture pieces, including dining tables, coffee tables, desks, and benches. The wood's durability and strength make it a great choice for furniture pieces that need to withstand heavy use. Teak slabs are also a popular choice for outdoor furniture pieces such as patio tables and chairs due to their natural resistance to decay and weathering. Are Teak Slabs Sustainable? Teak trees are native to many tropical regions and are considered to be a highly renewable source of lumber. However, it is important to source teak wood from responsibly managed forests or from salvaged sources to ensure that the environment and local communities are not negatively impacted by logging. Diamond Tropical Hardwoods is a company that prides itself on responsible and sustainable sourcing practices, and they work with local communities to ensure that the harvesting of teak wood does not negatively impact the environment. Overall, teak slabs are a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for furniture makers and enthusiasts, especially when sourced from responsible and sustainable sources like Diamond Tropical Hardwoods. FAQ - Teak Slabs

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  • Best Wood Cutting Boards 2024

    Photo Credit: Diamond Tropical Hardwoods What are Wood Cutting Boards used for? In the world of culinary essentials, the cutting board stands as an unsung hero, silently aiding every kitchen endeavor. Among the diverse array of cutting boards, those crafted from wood have earned a revered place for their timeless charm and exceptional advantages over their plastic counterparts. As we delve into the realm of wood cutting boards, we unravel a tapestry of benefits that elevate them to the top choice for discerning home cooks, eco-conscious consumers, interior designers, and regular individuals alike. Beyond their practicality, the allure of hardwood cutting boards transforms functional kitchen tools into captivating elements of kitchen decor. Join us on this exploration as we uncover the virtues of wood-cutting boards and the diverse reasons why they find a special place in the hearts and kitchens of those who seek both culinary excellence and environmentally friendly choices. 8 Benefits of Wood Cutting Boards over Plastic Knife-Friendly Unlike their plastic counterparts, wood-cutting boards can be very forgiving. The natural grain of wood offers a softer surface, therefore reducing the chance of your knives becoming dull quickly. To some extent, wood also has a self-healing property that allows it to close up shallow marks left behind by regular wear and tear. Antibacterial Wood has inherent antibacterial properties that allow it to inhibit the growth of bacteria on its surface. The smooth surface of a wood cutting board enables it to be easily washed, providing a more sanitary food preparation surface. Aesthetically Pleasing Though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, no one can deny the grand allure of hardwood. Wood cutting boards have just the right amount of warmth to add a touch of natural beauty to your kitchen. Durable High-quality wood cutting boards made of hardwood are incredibly durable and withstand years of use when properly cared for. Eco-Friendly In stark contrast to plastic cutting boards, wood cutting boards are biodegradable and sourced from renewable resources. Choosing wood over plastic helps to reduce plastic waste and its detrimental environmental impact. Avoids Harmful Chemicals Hardwood cutting boards lack harmful chemicals used in plastic, like BPA, which can potentially leach into food during preparation. When selecting a wood cutting board be sure to avoid soft woods that have been treated with toxic chemicals. Versatility Wood cutting boards are suitable for a wide range of tasks, including cutting fruit, vegetables, bread, and meat. They also double as serving boards for charcuterie or finger food. Personalization The options are limitless when it comes to customizing a wood cutting board with engravings or personalized messages, making them excellent gifts for special occasions. Best Wood for Cutting Boards To acquire the most value and utility from your cutting boards consider any dense type of hardwood that has a small tight grain. Here are some of the most popular choices for 2023: Teak Known for its natural oils, teak wood is highly resistant to moisture making it a great choice when selecting a durable wood for cutting boards. Mango The deep, rich color and grain patterns of mango wood have caught the eyes of many interior designers, allowing it to be an attractive option for cutting boards. Granadillo Granadillo is a popular choice due to its outstanding harness and long-lasting durability. Yellowheart While not technically wood, bamboo cutting boards are widely used due to their sustainability and overall strength. Maintaining Wood Cutting Boards Despite the numerous benefits of wood cutting boards, it is essential to remember that proper maintenance and cleaning are critical to prevent bacterial growth and ensure their longevity. Follow these steps to ensure your wood cutting boards receive a long sanitary life: Wash after each use Check with the manufacturer if it is dishwasher safe, if not wash the cutting board thoroughly with hot, soapy water. Avoid soaking the board for a prolonged period of time. Dry immediately Be sure to wipe the cutting board dry with a clean towel to avoid swelling, warping, and cracks in your board. Store Properly Keep your cutting board in a dry, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight for the best outcomes. Oil As Needed Apply food-grade mineral oil or coconut oil to the surface of the board to keep the wood moisturized, prevent it from drying out, and enhance its natural luster. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for oiling frequency, typically around once a month or as needed. Where to Find Wood Cutting Boards? Discover the epitome of high-quality wood cutting boards at Diamond Tropical Hardwoods. Elevate your kitchen and cooking experience with our exquisite selection of teak wood cutting boards. Crafted with sustainability in mind, each premium teak board is responsibly sourced, dishwasher safe, ready to use, and boasting a lustrous mineral oil finish. Perfectly complementing any set of kitchen tools, these cutting boards are a must-have addition to every culinary space. Indulge in the beauty and functionality of our teak wood cutting boards, and take your culinary endeavors to new heights.

  • How to Restore Outdoor Teak Furniture: A Complete Guide

    Introduction Teak is a beautiful wood, known for providing us with durable and supremely water resistant furniture. You’re probably here because you own some teak furniture yourself, and lately, it's not looking as beautiful as it once did. Not to worry! This post will be your complete guide to restoring your teak to its former glory. Everything you need to know is laid out below. Quick Summary Clean Your Teak Repair and Replace Sand One More Wash Apply Finish What You’ll Need Teak cleaner or soap and warm water Garden hose Sandpaper (medium to coarse-grit & fine grit) Soft bristle brush / sponge / clean rag Rubber gloves Small bowl Teak Finish/Oil Power sander (optional) + dust mask + eye protection Get Started! 1. Clean Your Teak Removing the build up of dirt and grime on your teak furniture is essential to achieving a smooth finish in the final stages. Start by hosing off your furniture to remove any loose dirt. Grab your soft brush, sponge, or rag and begin scrubbing with a teak cleaner or a simple soapy water solution. (Note that tools like a metal brush or steel wool are not recommended here, as they are too harsh.) For best results, work in small sections until you've cleaned the entire surface area. Grab your hose and rinse your furniture once more. This step is important—leftover soap can interfere with the refinishing process and wear down your wood. It can be tempting to want to speed this process up by using a pressure washer. This can minimize the time you will spend cleaning and sanding, but it is not recommended. A pressure washer will likely shred your teak and strip it of its natural oils. However, if you do decide to take this risk, apply your cleaning solution and spray your furniture on the lowest setting. 2. Repair & Replace For minor damage, use teak wood filler. Simply apply the filler to cracks or holes and allow it to dry. You’ll sand the roughness away later. More significant damage may call for a replacement of certain furniture pieces. Most hardware stores actually sell replacement slats or legs. Just be sure to buy the right size, type, and color of wood to make for a seamless blend. 3. Sand Time to sand! This process will remove the outer layer of gray wood and any other leftover impurities. It is recommended that you use a medium to coarse-grit sandpaper. Use a finer grit if any rough patches persist. It is also recommended to avoid using a power sander, as they can be too aggressive with your wood. But realistically, a power sander is not a bad option if you have a lot of surface area to cover. Just be sure to wear a dust mask and eye protection if you go this route. 4. One More Wash After sanding, use a handheld vacuum or brush to remove loose dust from the surface. In order to ensure that all the dust and debris are cleaned from your furniture, you’ll want to give it one more quick wash. Whip up a simple water and vinegar solution, and gently rub it on with your sponge or rag. Rinse off with your hose. Let your furniture air dry completely before moving on to the next stage. 5. Apply Finish Now that your teak has dried, you’re going to apply a finisher to keep it protected. Many owners opt to skip this step and let the natural teak. If you are wondering if you should or what to use as a finish, please check out our guide. https://www.diamondtropicalhardwoods.com/post/how-to-apply-a-finish-to-teak-wood Pour your oil into a bowl. Dip a rag into the solution and rub it directly onto your furniture. We recommend you wear rubber gloves for this process. You can also choose to use a paint brush for application, but be wary of creating runny patches. It’s a good idea to apply a second coat after this. Just give the first one a few hours to dry, and you should be good to repeat the process once more. Conclusion Now your beautiful teak furniture should be looking as good as new! In order to keep it this way, you’ll want to deep clean your furniture every two years and stain it once a year. If this process is too much for you, or you simply don't have the time, it is definitely an option to have professionals restore your wood for you. Prices for this depend on the size and condition of your furniture, but you can expect to pay around 25% of the cost of a new piece of teak furniture. Whether you do it yourself or hire some assistance, your teak furniture will thank you. And you’ll love its brand new look. If you’re in the business for some new teak, or have any questions about the wood, keep Diamond Tropical Hardwoods in mind! All of our teak is sustainably sourced from Costa Rica and 100% FSC and FEQ certified. Read more here.

  • Is Teak Oil Food Safe? What to use on a Teak Cutting Board

    Photo Credit: Diamond Tropical Hardwoods What is Teak Oil? More often than not, teak oil is a mixture of manufactured oils and other supplements to better protect wood furniture. Some types of teak oil contain polymer which allows the oil a hard finish to protect outdoor wood furniture. The primary use of teak oil is to enhance the natural beauty and durability of wood, by protecting the wood from moisture, UV rays, and daily wear and tear. You can find various versions of teak oil on the market, the two most popular types being water-based or oil-based. Is Teak Oil Food Safe? While teak oil is extremely popular for its properties on wood furniture, it is not food-safe. Due to additives, teak oil is often unsuitable for use on cutting boards or any other surfaces that come into contact with food, raw or cooked. Such contact would potentially contaminate the food and cause unwanted adverse health effects when ingested. Food Safe Oil Alternatives for Teak Cutting Boards While teak oil is not food-safe, have no worries because there are plenty of natural and food-safe wood oils and finishes available to keep your teak cutting board in mint condition. Some excellent alternatives include: Food-Grade Mineral Oil: A clear, odorless, easy-to-apply, and most importantly safe option that is widely available Distilled Coconut Oil: Be sure to use the distilled version, as regular coconut oil is a different product Raw Linseed Oil: Be sure to only use raw oil that has not been chemically treated Beeswax or Carnauba Wax Reminders for Wood Cutting Boards To get the longest life from your wood cutting boards consider these reminders to ensure longevity. Regular Maintenance: To keep your cutting boards in top shape, apply oil as needed to prevent warping and over-exposure to moisture. Avoid Harsh Cleaners: When cleaning, steer clear of harsh chemicals or bleach that could degrade the wood and be absorbed into the wood. Also, keep the cutting boards out of the dishwasher and microwave. Prevent Cross-Contamination: To ensure proper food safety, designate specific cutting boards for different food types. Also feel free to check out the best wood cutting boards here -> LINK By using food-safe oil and following proper care guidelines, your wood cutting boards will not only look stunning but also provide you with a safe and reliable surface for all your culinary creations. Remember, by maintaining your cutting board you invest in both your kitchen’s functionality and the health of your family. Looking to buy a quality hardwood cutting board? Check out our blog post on the best wood cutting boards of 2023. There we cover everything you need to know before purchasing a wood cutting board and how it compares to contemporary plastic cutting boards. Discover our premium selection of teak cutting boards, crafted with care from sustainably sourced teak wood. For more tips on teak wood care and teak’s unique applications, check out our other previous blogs on our website. Happy cooking!

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