From the iconic destinations of South Street Seaport, Far Rockaway, and Coney Island after decades of storms, bare feet, and some mustard. Reclaimed boardwalk wood via storm renewal and regular refitting of NYC landmarks.
Originally sourced from mid and late 1900’s, before rain forest issues were known.
Ipé – handroanthus spp.
Of Central & South America, this endangered wood is now protected in large swaths of the rain forest, making this wodd sustainable for LEED projects or just to be planet-helpful.
Ekki or Azobe – lophira alata
Used by the French for railroad ties, this rugged wood of West Africa, is from South Street Seaport in NYC, the former fishing dock and market. It is now a tourist destination and base of various waterway services, including NYC public transportation.