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Species Description: Wood Species

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.

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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.

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Botanical Name

Cordia elaeagnoides, Cordia gerascanthus

Other Names

Bocote

Main Color Group

Light Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

53

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

855

Janka Hardness - LBF

2010

Janka Hardness - Newtons

8950

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Bocote
R1,333.82122 × 20 × 2.2 cmBOC1008
Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 122 × 20 × 2.2 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

nice board with some cracks and holes.

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Bocote
R1,770.78152.8 × 21.2 × 2.2 cmBOC1007
Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 152.8 × 21.2 × 2.2 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

stunning board with colour variation and a few cracks on both faces

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Bocote
R1,150.41152.5 × 13.8 × 2.3 cmBOC1006
Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 152.5 × 13.8 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

stunning board with a few small cracks

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Bocote
R1,267.13152.5 × 15.2 × 2.3 cmBOC1005
Out of stock

stunning board with a bit of sapwood and a 25cm crack on 1 end

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Bocote
R1,407.00152.3 × 16.9 × 2.2 cmBOC1004
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 152.3 × 16.9 × 2.2 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

pretty board with a little sapwood and has surface check

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Bocote
R1,636.05152 × 17.9 × 2.3 cmBOC1003
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 152 × 17.9 × 2.3 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

lovely board with a little sapwood and some minor defects on 1 face

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Bocote
R733.60122 × 11 × 2.2 cmBOC1002
Out of stock

lovely board with sapwood, some wane and a small surface check

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Bocote
R993.69122 × 14.9 × 2.3 cmBOC1001
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 122 × 14.9 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with cracks on both faces and a bit of sapwood

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Knife Scales - Bocote
R149.5012 × 3.5 × 0.95 cmKNIFEBOC1001
Weight 0.12 kg
Dimensions 12 × 3.5 × 0.95 cm
Botanical Name

Cordia spp.

Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Knife Scales

Figure

Various

Bocote Knife Scales – Bookmatched set

Minimum size 12.0 x 3.5 x 0.95 cm

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Bocote
R658.38122 × 11 × 2 cmBOC1002-old
Out of stock

Beautiful piece. Some sapwood. 2 holes one end, one knot.

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Bocote
R1,002.48121.5 × 18.5 × 2 cmBOC1001-old
Out of stock

Stunning figure and colour variation. 20cm cracks each end

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Pen Blanks - Bocote
R74.7513 × 2 × 2 cmPENBOCOTE1001
Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 13 × 2 × 2 cm
Botanical Name

Cordia spp.

Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Pen Blank

Figure

Various

Title Discount Range
Bulk Blanks 5% 5 - 9
Bulk Blanks 10% 10 - 19
Bulk Blanks 20% 20 +

Bocote Pen Blanks
Price is for one blank
Discounts may apply if you take five or more
Blanks will be minimum 13x2x2

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