Despite considerable research, we remain to be convinced that tropical hardwoods of quality are available from genuinely 'renewable' or 'ethical' sources.
We found some supplies which had almost the right credentials but we were unable to obtain the quality or sizes required.
Most tropical timber brought into this country comes with 'official' certificates bearing impressive stamps and endorsements, perhaps intended to give peace of mind to those with ethical concerns. Frankly, we look upon them with some cynicism.
- we recommend OAK.
Nevertheless, we appreciate that sometimes only mahogany will do, especially if existing woodwork in the bathroom is to be matched.
BUT - if in doubt, CHOOSE OAK!