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Ziricote Wood – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, you can buy furniture in Cayo, Belize.  You can buy locally made or imported.
 
The imported you can buy in Cayo is basically the same items you can buy in the US. You can get beds and mattress with brand names, like Sealy, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic.
 
As for the locally made furniture, there are several grades, from lower, to middle, to the best grade.  Native furniture making is a big industry in Belize.
 
You can buy couch sets, dining sets, center tables, and patio furniture. The furniture makers here generally use local woods. For example, they could use nice exotic woods like mahogany, rosewood, and ziricote wood. (Ziricote is a very beautiful, desirable native Belizean wood that comes in dark shades, sort of like the rosewood.)  There's also pine lumber furniture. This end of furniture is mostly patio furniture, which would include picnic tables and round tables, like pop-up furniture that you find around swimming pools.
 
The Mennonites make furniture on a large scale for the middle market, where they produce furniture in large quantities and fast, but where they don’t pay as much attention to detail as the local Belizean furniture makers.   In contrast, there are several local Belizean cabinet-makers and furniture craftsmen in the San Ignacio area who do a better job working with the woods, and the furniture Is better quality.  I know several guys who do a beautiful job.  And, buying custom-made furniture in Belize is much cheaper than buying it in the US.
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Mennonite furniture found in home of Best PLaces Jet Metier – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWe have an excellent Mennonite community in Cayo that provides a lot of good furniture made of high quality wood, including mahogany, ziricote, and bullet tree, all of which are high density, high quality that are going to last a hundred years. Ziricote is like mahogany.  It is very beautiful, and it lasts.  It’s known to last generations.
 
The furniture you buy can be custom-made and you can purchase ready-made.  In comparison to the US, the cost of custom-made furniture in Cayo would be one-third the cost. So if you buy a piece of furniture like a sofa set that’s going to cost US $3,000, here it’s going to cost about US $1,000 or less in Cayo.
 
(Mennonite furniture found in the home of Jet Metier, pictured.)
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Furnishings made on site at Vanilla Hills Lodge, Cayo, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, you can buy furniture in Cayo. Also there are wood shops here that make really good hardwood furniture according to your designs. However, if you are looking for a leather sofa, Cayo is not the place to go. They have sofas that have fabric on them but the selection is pretty old fashioned. There is almost no contemporary stuff around. 
 
But the nice thing about Cayo is that you can get custom made furniture of very high quality at a really good price. You can have anything you would like if it’s made of wood. We have a big variety of hardwoods for making furniture. 
 
In Belize City, there are two stores that carry imported furniture, mostly from far east. There is another one in Belmopan, which also belongs to the Cayo District. The store is called Hummingbird Furnishings. They produce excellent furniture but they are expensive.  
 
(Furnishings made on site at Vanilla Hills Lodge, Cayo, Belize, pictured.)

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