Wood Furniture…what?

As you may have already assumed, Nicaraguans are extremely crafty and innovative. Another famous source of income and artsy about Nicaragua is their wood craft and ability to make wooden furniture goods. One of the main wood furniture destinations is Masatepe, between the towns of San Marcos and Nandasme.

The production of fine wood is one of the main sources of income for Masatepe and Nicaragua. Carpenters create rocking chairs, dining tables, beds, sofas, and several other beautiful products. My entire living room consists of this craftsmanship and we always bring back lots of furniture every time we visit the town.

The workshops are normally at random places along the streets, or “carreteras.” The woodwork is very high quality and all manmade, usually by the hands of only one person. You can see this woodwork in their churches and cathedrals and especially in the old colonial buildings. Some of the wood used are mahogany, cedar, walnut, rosewood, and other types.

Do you trust handmade wooden furniture? Would you want to own some in your own home? Let me know in the comments below! The craftsmanship is outstanding, trust me!


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