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Bocote

Cordia elaeagnoides, Cordia gerascanthus
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Bocote
Bocote Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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 that higher-grade pieces possess, make this wood coveted among furniture and cabinet craftsmen, as well as both acoustic and electric guitar luthiers.

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 in pieces grown south of Mexico.

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.

Why We Love This Wood

Gorgeous grain patterns make Bocote a firm favorite at Rare Woods USA!

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupLight Brown
    Grain Pattern Pronounced
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF4.4
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3855
    Janka Hardness - LBF2010
    Janka Hardness - N8950
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    Bocote-Standard-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
    Standard
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    27
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    Bocote-Standard-5/4Live-edgedboards

    5/4 Live-edged boards

    Standard
    bf
    29
    bf
    no
    Bocote-Standard-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    29
    bf
    no

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    BOC1313
    1.94"
    x 5.06" x
    52.31"
    Skip planed,Edge defect

    $150.24 $112.68

    BOC1312_1
    BOC1312
    1.94"
    x 6.31" x
    48.25"
    Crack

    $174.24 $130.68

    BOC1311_1
    BOC1311
    1.94"
    x 6.19" x
    54.19"
    Clean

    $205.29 $153.97

    BOC1310_1
    BOC1310
    1.94"
    x 4.06" x
    54.25"
    Clean

    $122.48 $91.86

    BOC1309_1
    BOC1309
    1.88"
    x 4.06" x
    55.25"
    Skip planed,Crack

    $127.36 $95.52

    BOC1308_1
    BOC1308
    2"
    x 4.13" x
    39.13"
    Bark inclusion

    $85.52 $64.14

    BOC1307_1
    BOC1307
    1.94"
    x 4" x
    48.31"
    Clean

    $109.44 $82.08

    BOC1306_1
    BOC1306
    1.94"
    x 4" x
    39.19"
    Bark inclusion,Edge defect

    $93.76 $70.32

    BOC1305_1
    BOC1305
    2"
    x 5.06" x
    42.13"
    Edge defect

    $113.48 $85.11

    BOC1304_1
    BOC1304
    2"
    x 4" x
    42.13"
    Worm hole

    $90.32 $67.74

    BOC1303_1
    BOC1303
    2"
    x 3.19" x
    55.31"
    Clean

    $108.62 $81.47

    BOC1301_1
    BOC1301
    1.94"
    x 4.06" x
    42"
    Bark inclusion

    $90.56 $67.92

    BOC1300_1
    BOC1300
    2"
    x 4" x
    53.38"
    Bark inclusion

    $121.96 $91.47

    BOC1299_1
    BOC1299
    1.94"
    x 8.06" x
    40.19"
    Bark inclusion

    $172.80 $129.60

    BOC1298_1
    BOC1298
    1.94"
    x 4.13" x
    55.19"
    Skip planed

    $139.60 $104.70

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