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by Talley Ho @, Saturday, February 02, 2019, 19:03 (83 days ago)

We have now lived here full time for 15 months. Yes, we are SO happy!

In November we were finally ready to start shopping for furniture and move out of our plastic chairs, tubs and those things. After finding four furniture places we did a lot of deciding and sitting. We wanted comfort first and a great look second.

On November 16 we paid 60% of the price for 10 pieces of custom wood furniture. We provided the fabric for the upholstered parts because we are like that and have always collected and used appropriate fabric from all over the world.

The prices were shockingly ridiculous. Ten pieces of custom furniture, we chose the wood and finishes, cost us a whopping $49,800 pesos. Do the math. That's a cheesey couch in the US. Turns out delivery was included.

Today, 2.5 months later, the furniture all arrived. OMG!!!!! Words don't say what we want to. The plastic chairs are in the bodega and will go away.

An acquaintance from the board has found yet another source, even cheaper. We'll have to see his stuff when it arrives and get more pieces from someone.

Living in Zihuatanejo is living in paradise.

IF you seriously need/want furniture, ask and we'll share what we have found.

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by mosesk @, Saturday, February 02, 2019, 22:43 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I know it's not that easy but can you find a way to post photos?
Or perhaps email them to me?
Thanks

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Saturday, February 02, 2019, 23:01 (82 days ago) @ mosesk

No, post the photos! Would love to see it!

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by Talley Ho @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:00 (82 days ago) @ mosesk

Pictures aren't happening, I don't do facebook or Flickr.

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by mosesk @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:22 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

yeah- that's why I asked if you would consider emailing them to me

Furniture/Muebles Cuanajo

by midalake @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 08:54 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We purchased all of our furniture up in Cuanajo which is close to Patz. We had an awesome time shopping for it and it was all custom made.

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Furniture/Muebles Cuanajo

by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 09:21 (82 days ago) @ midalake

Parota?

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Furniture/Muebles Cuanajo

by Talley Ho @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:01 (82 days ago) @ mexicoman

Yup. We are really pleased with what we have. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:05 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Two pieces are being delivered today, bedside tables/chests for approval, before we move forward with the rest of the apartment. I'll send you a pic.

Furniture/Muebles Cuanajo

by midalake @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:18 (82 days ago) @ mexicoman

Parota?

Si, Parota.

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Furniture/Muebles Cuanajo

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 10:38 (82 days ago) @ midalake

When we first built Casa Amarilla, we went to Cuanajo looking for a dinner table and chairs. All shops but one were closed because the owners went to work in the States, we were told. The one shop that was open had what we wanted. I asked if they can arrange shipping to Zihua. They weren't interested. We ended up buying a set in Zihua.

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 11:19 (82 days ago) @ frostbite

The guy we are using is in Lazaro Caedenas and he comes to our apt to measure/consult and delivers. He made/installed the 5 doors in our apt. 1.5"/4 cm thick, solid Parota.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 13:55 (82 days ago) @ mexicoman

The guy we are using is in Lazaro Caedenas and he comes to our apt to measure/consult and delivers. He made/installed the 5 doors in our apt. 1.5"/4 cm thick, solid Parota.

Not judging, but I’m curious if any of you buyers of products made with exotic woods inquired as to the source and/or legality of said wood. Do you care? As we all know, just because something is for sale in public view doesn’t always make it legal or ethical.

Just an observation. Saludos.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 14:04 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I've often been accused of being a tree hugger but, not being a carpenter, I couldn't tell an "exotic" hardwood from a regular hardwood. Our architect/contractor was a pretty decent guy, but our doors are made of bocote.

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 14:39 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Care? Absolutely. The guy we use is often held back by the time it takes for his supplier to get a permit to cut the wood then travel to where the permit allows him to harvest. Then the drying process kicks in - it takes patience.

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by Talley Ho @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 14:48 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Absolutely! That was the first question we asked when we decided that parrota was our first choice. He claimed that our furniture took 2.5 months because of the time it took to get "politically correct" wood.

We are trying.....

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 15:21 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The furniture we shipped here is all hard-rock maple and cherry from upstate New York or hand-painted from Peru and Brazil. The doors, kitchen and other cabinets are roble (oak), which is just as hard as parota and about as difficult to find, due to the drying process. Talleyho helped us find a terrific carpintero here, who also has made many additional custom furniture/cabinets/gates for other customers.

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by mosesk @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 15:28 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

is parota an "endangered species"there?
is it local to Zihua/Guerrero area or pretty widespread throughout Mexico?
is bamboo used much for furniture or building?

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Huanacaxtle/Parota

by Talley Ho @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 16:10 (82 days ago) @ mosesk

Here's a fascinating link: http://www.parotas.com/en/guanacaste-tree-wood-in-mexico/

As I'm sitting here typing, I'm staring at a beautiful, huge specimen just across the street in the center of a field.

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 20:12 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I planted a parota on a lot I cut trees on two and half months ago, its already grown a foot with water, I may not live to see its full beauty but its a neat tree. I failed to be able to grow one from a fresh cut branch .I will try again if I can get here while the rainy season is in progress . I would like to be able to find some more starters locally to plant in the next month

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, February 04, 2019, 06:12 (81 days ago) @ Casa Juan

It would be interesting to see a comparison of growth rate among popular, local trees. We planted a Ficus in our front yard about 12 years ago and it's become huge, needing trimming on a regular basis.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 17:34 (82 days ago) @ mosesk

There's a guy in Zihua who makes furniture out of bamboo. We have one of his coffee tables. And our floor here in Montana is bamboo.

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by Talley Ho @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 17:44 (82 days ago) @ frostbite

I think I heard that he is at the Eco Tiangis on Saturday mornings.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 18:08 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I think I heard that he is at the Eco Tiangis on Saturday mornings.

Aníbal, “El Güero”.

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 19:45 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The furniture guy at Eco Tianguis every Saturday brings his bamboo furniture, next to him is the guy who sells articles made of coco shells. Both are quite impressive.