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#277484 04/20/08 06:57 PM
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Okay - I've read plenty of how you need a wood permit to bring/ship stuff into Belize, but I haven't applied for one yet.

Question....I have a chance to buy a beautiful wood daybed tonight (here in California) at a fantastic price. I mean it's disgustingly cheap.

How hard is it to get the permit? Should I risk buying the daybed?


SP Daily #277492 04/20/08 07:12 PM
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Well....duh.

Even if it's double what I paid for it, it's still a great deal.

The question is, should I wait to get an approved wood permit?

SP Daily #277496 04/20/08 07:25 PM
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Thank you!

flip flop #277502 04/20/08 07:41 PM
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Just make sure he is aware of it, and gets the proper paperwork.

dabunk #277510 04/20/08 08:31 PM
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just curious as I used to mail alot of wood frames from the States to Belize..Is your bed painted, because if it is you dont need a permit, but it probably isnt, shame to paint over quality wood..I would spray paint my frames so I could bring them in, then do the more creative stuff when I got back here...


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Cooper #277512 04/20/08 08:39 PM
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No - not painted. Darn! What a good idea, though. Hmmmm.....

I actually contacted 3 different furniture people in Belize to try and duplicate it or at least get close.

They were all triple the price. Besides that, I can see the finished product here and not get so uptight with the "big reveal."

flip flop #277531 04/20/08 09:57 PM
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Have you considered taking pictures of it, drafting it out with all the dimensions then contracting to have it made here?
My cabinet maker made a canopy bed for me out of the most amazing hardwoods. I gave him the picture in the Pottery Barn Catalog. There is sold for US $1,495.00 - plus shipping.
He can make them for BZ $1,200 and still make a profit. I have a condo full of the most amazing furniture he has built for me. All custom designed and in woods of my choice. BTW - there are a lot of hardwoods here that I like a whole lot better than mahogany.
Just a thought.


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ScubaLdy #277620 04/21/08 02:14 PM
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Thanks, Harriette...

I actually sent pictures directly from the Pottery Barn online catalog (very nice, but very pricey).

Maybe I should have tried your guy? Care to share?


flip flop #277639 04/21/08 04:25 PM
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Hi Flip
I just took some pictures of the bed Rudy made for me and posted them under the photo section. Rudy has a cabinet shop and a fellow is setting up a web page for him. I'll get the info and post it.
The head & foot have some rosewood, santa maria and Ican't remember the other. The posts are ziracote or sappadilla - I get the two mixed up. Anyway - they are deep red.


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