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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.

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

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.

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Bocote Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
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Vital Statistics
Main Color GroupLight Brown
Grain Pattern Pronounced
Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT353
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3855
Janka Hardness - LBF2010
Janka Hardness - N8950
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8/4 Lumber

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