Ecological Teak from Costa Rica
Our plantation is in the Ticaban area near Guapiles, Costa Rica. It is part of a large reforestation area established on erosion land during the 1980's, consisting of teak and several local species. The area has FSC certificate.
Our teak was planted in 1991. We harvested in 2013 about one hectar of teak, and processed the logs to planks in our associate's sawmill in Costa Rica. After 6 months of natural drying in Costa Rica we transported the planks to Finland in September 2013. In Finland the teak was used for boats, furniture, kitchen and bathroom interior designs and also secondary school woodwork classes.
See video www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_3hOmfdGY
We have prepared the same video also in Japanese http://youtu.be/pLe3v8OmhRA
To see how our teak looks after carpenter and design work, click architect Pekka Kumpula's page