Costa Rica offers different styles of furniture and many wood options to choose from. In this country, wood is still affordable and affordable. Among the different types of wood used for furniture are Guanacaste, Cedro, Cenizaro and Melina, among others.

One of the most important things to take into account when buying wooden furniture is the treatment that the wood has undergone before it is manufactured. This is because Costa Rica has many different climates and the wood used for manufacturing in the Central Valley can sometimes shrink or expand when items are transported to the coast, for example. High temperatures, coupled with Guanacaste’s dry climate, sometimes cause wooden items to crack or expand. In addition, there are manufacturing companies that offer beautiful styles of furniture at reasonable prices with treated and dried woods to high standards. We have an interesting catalog of furniture made in Costa Rica that most of our clients love to review.

Another good option is teak wood. This piece of furniture is recently manufactured in the country because this wood has not been on the market for so long. Most of the teak in Costa Rica is used for outdoor furniture. To get aged teak furniture, you need to look for items imported from Indonesia that are sometimes not that bad in price considering the beauty of the carvings and the quality of the woods. The balance in price is given by the low cost of labor in these countries compared to Costa Rican labor. Of course, items pay duty, but you might be surprised to find bargain-priced parts from certain suppliers.

Comfort is not one of the advantages of Costa Rican furniture. We generally recommend imported items when our customers need layering or sofa beds due to the quality and density of the foams found here. Some custom makers do a good job on sofas, but we prefer to advise on imported items because the price is similar and sometimes lower compared to locally produced items.

Among the wooden furniture that is produced mainly in Costa Rica are the beds. With the beds you will find something very different from what is usual in the United States. Most beds in Costa Rica do not accept box springs. Instead, they have a platform that serves as a base and makes the bed very firm. This reduces the cost of the bed because you don’t need to buy box springs and it prevents insects from eating your box springs.

An interesting item that we sell a lot is carved wooden beds. Local manufacturers carve the figure of the animal you want. In this way, people who live in the ocean like to carve sailfish, turtles, etc. in their beds and also in the drawers of their nightstands.

Most of the wood manufacturers are located in the Central Valley, near San José, Grecia and Alajuela. They have a culture of woodworking and manufacturing expertise. Some of our clients want to have items made to order from a magazine, but using the local woods and our manufacturers will do what they want. To their surprise, they usually get what they want at very reasonable prices.

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