Cordia elaeagnoides, Cordia gerascanthus
|Main Color Group||
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - Newtons||
With colors ranging from its typically golden brown base, to its dark brown- and black-striped accents, the surface of Bocote is perhaps best known for the many tiny “eyes” adorning the grain patterns of the highly-decorated, more visually stunning examples of the species. (These eyes are not to be confused with knots, as they pose no issues when machining.) The striking aesthetics higher-grade pieces possess make this wood coveted among furniture and cabinet craftsmen, as well as both acoustic and electric guitar luthiers.
Sustainability: Not currently listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. That said, given the recent poaching epidemic taking place in Mexico over the last several years, this status — as well as other Mexican woods, such as Ziricote, Camatillo and Katalox — could be changing in the very near future.
Common Uses: Fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer, boatbuilding, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: Despite its oily nature, Bocote is surprisingly cooperative when gluing. It also turns and finishes well, although certain pieces may contain varying degrees of silica, which can dull blades when cutting. Sometimes the heartwood base can be a bright but muted orange with pieces grown south of Mexico.
|$54.73||AB||42.5 x 6 x 0.8 in||BOC1030|| |
|$40.07||A||42 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1029|| |
A little thinner close to end end. Good board. Planed to 3/4 inch
|$26.83||A||37.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1028|| |
Good board. Planed to 3/4 inch
|$35.27||A||45.5 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||BOC1027|| |
Small cracks on edge. Otherwise good board. Planed to 3/4 inch
|$45.65||AAA||58 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1026|| |
|$114.59||AAA||48.75 x 4 x 1.8 in||BOC1025|| |
|$81.20||A||38 x 4 x 1.8 in||BOC1024|| |
Tiny hole on one face. Small sapwood crack on other face.
|$69.23||AB||48 x 3 x 1.8 in||BOC1023|| |
|$114.59||AAA||48.75 x 4 x 1.8 in||BOC1022|| |
Small defect on one edge
|$96.16||A||45 x 4 x 1.8 in||BOC1021|| |
2 small holes and one short edge crack all on oneface. First face clear.
|$29.69||A||41.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1020|| |
|$69.54||AB||72 x 4.5 x 0.8 in||BOC1019|| |
3 holes on one face. One end check
|$58.38||AB||68 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1018|| |
Checks at one end
|$37.40||A||48.25 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||BOC1017|| |
Cracks on one edge
|$101.15||AB||65 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||BOC1016|| |
Small knot. Tiny check one end
|$69.30||AB||71.75 x 4.5 x 0.8 in||BOC1015|| |
Small sap defect and small heart defect on one face
|$69.40||A||72.75 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1014|| |
Small end check. Small defect on sap face. Longer defect on first face
|$61.82||AB||72 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1013|| |
Tiny hairline checks at one end
|$51.99||A||54.5 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1012|| |
|$38.99||A||54.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1011|| |
Small check at one end
|$75.72||A||63.5 x 5 x 0.8 in||BOC1010|| |
Few small defects on one edge
|$49.84||A||52.25 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1009|| |
Two tiny defects in two knots on one face.
|$41.74||A||43.75 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1008|| |
Defect on one face. Minor small sap defects.
|$73.34||A||51.25 x 6 x 0.8 in||BOC1007|| |
Surface roughness in one area on one face
|$34.70||A||48.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1006|| |
|$30.41||A||42.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||BOC1005|| |
Defect on one part of one edge on one face
|$61.82||AB||48 x 6 x 0.8 in||BOC1004|| |
Small crack on face. Few more on other face
|$38.12||B||34.75 x 5.75 x 0.8 in||BOC1003|| |
Crack in central area of board
|$44.84||B||58.75 x 4 x 0.8 in||BOC1002|| |
|$45.07||AB||42 x 5 x 0.8 in||BOC1001|| |
Small knot and tiny defect at one end
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