The Amazon, including the forest of Suriname, is known for the most diverse and unique hardwoods on earth. There are hundreds of different species in the Amazon Rain Forest of Suriname, each one best used for a different purpose like furniture, construction, wood sculptures or canoes.
Suriname was the first country to implement strict forest management rules, ensuring in a sustainable wood processing industry that meets all international conservation standards. The Amazon wood out of the dense forest of Suriname is the main source for the Suriname Furniture Group. The wood types used are available in a diversity of color and structure. Out of these hundreds of species, the most widely used are presented below.