Wyoming definitely has it’s history! The history of the west is one of those magical subjects that seems to capture just about everyone’s imagination. This post certainly has a twist about history and now this story is becoming part of Wyoming’s history as well.
Teton Marketing, a family owned and operated business specializes in old growth lumber that exists right here in Jackson. They just announced that they have established a direct working relationship with an innovative U.S. company Greener Lumber, LLC and with them they have found a steady source for true Old Growth Honduran Mahogany that will surely blow your mind. All of the Mahogany being imported to the United States has been reclaimed from the rivers in Belize (formerly British Honduras) by Greener Lumber, LLC as they have the salvage rights for these trees. These trees in many cases were cut hundreds of years ago and sent down the rivers from the forests on their journey to the coastline where they could be loaded onto ships and taken back to England and other colonies.
Teton Marketing has been making a name for themselves by supplying artisans, instrument makers, game call makers, craftsman and other hobbyists around the globe with specialty Old Growth Lumber. Up til now they have specialized in Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Old Growth Port Orford Cedar. Now they will be supplying their clientele with Old Growth Honduran Mahogany. In addition to Mahogany they will be stocking other reclaimed species such as Spodilla, Santa Maria, Bullet Tree, Cocobollo, Caribbean Pine and others when available. All of this reclaimed tropical timber is harvested from the rivers in Belize by Greener Lumber, LLC, each log is certified and every log has been permitted properly by the government of Belize and imported into the United States following all the proper importing protocols. Honduran Mahogany has been prized for its beauty, building qualities and tonal characteristics for hundreds of years.
Not one single new tree is being cut down and harvested from the tropical forests. All of these trees were harvested in some cases over 200 years ago by what then were called “Baymen”. These trees made their way to the coast of British Honduras via slave labor, oxen and nearby streams and rivers. Each year thousands of hand cut logs waited upstream of these rivers for the rainy season to come and provide the rain needed to get them downstream to the coast. It was estimated that as few as 50% of the harvested trees ever made it to the coast and those that did not survive the journey have been sitting on the bottom of these rivers since. Just waiting to be rediscovered and harvested once again.
The quality of this lumber is amazing and apparently they will have plenty of it. It has been Teton Marketing’s goal to provide their customers with the best Old Growth product they can find for that special project. No order is too small. “We want everyone to be able to have a piece of history”. They will be stocking wood for the hobbyist, instrument makers, cabinet maker, furniture maker, turkey call makers and lets not forget all you Native American Flute makers. Not seen available in this country for many many years, Teton Marketing is working hard to bring this prized lumber to their customers.
Watch thier website, blogs and check your email in-box (if you are on their email list) as they will be updating their website daily very soon. New menu options will be available to select from, new pages and new product listings. You will be able to purchase direct via their shopping carts, by phone, email and of course their ebay store. If you want to pre-order and you know what you are looking for give them a call or email them for delivery options. They have boards in just about every size. Inbound as we write this post is a pallet of absolutely beautiful Old Growth Honduran Mahogany blanks measuring 3″ x 3″ x up to 31″ surfaced all four sides – perfect for Native American flute building, turkey calls, both short and long box calls, turnings, gun stock, knife handles and other specialty products. Teton Marketing will mill to your specs so get started and reserve your piece of history today.
Phone: (307) 690-0427