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Reopening the Famous Hojancha Sawmill

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Wood is and has always been a basic component of Costa Rican architecture, especially in Guanacaste, which incorporates almost all of its variations. In Guanacaste, for example, we find buildings with wooden ceilings and natural color beams, as well as ranchos or terraces with gorgeous floors and furniture, all made of wood.


In Hojancha, there is a town with a long and well recognized forestry tradition. There, they have everything from nurseries to large tree plantations for lumber such as teak, melina or pochote. And sawmills are also part of productive forestry ecosystem.


And outside of town, the Hojancha Sawmill, an old acquaintance of Guanacaste residents, reopened under new management. There you can find all of the services you need in selling, cutting or planing wood.


The mill receives wood from your property to do finishes and make products like boards, tables, grate castings, battens, beams, floors, ceilings, baseboards, basically everything you need for construction, furniture or remodeling.


And if you don’t have trees or wood, you can get a quote for any product from the sawmill management.


At the Hojancha Sawmill, they are experts in wood construction and therefore can give advice in the best way. The Dorati Coto family runs this forestry center and also owns Eco Cabins Hojancha, a company with expertise in sustainable construction.


Wooden buildings are always a great option for the heat that is typical in Guanacaste. According to a study by the University of Navarra in Spain, wood’s thermal insulating capacity is up to four times greater than brick.


Other advantages of wood are that it is recyclable, reusable and biodegradable. It is lightweight, durable and fast to put together. Whether building or remodeling a home, wood continues to be a marvelous option.

For quality, price, sustainability and experience, if you need wood, call 8507-7272 or email [email protected] or [email protected] and talk to those who know more. If you prefer, you can visit the sawmill, located 1km south of the post office along the road to Carrillo Beach. It is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.