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Species Description: Wood Species

Ziricote is one of the most popular, visually striking exotic woods in the world. Renown for its “landscape” or “spiderweb” grain patterns, its colors range from medium to dark shades of brown (occasionally with either a green or purplish tint), and are accentuated by intermingled bands of unpredictable, irregular black growth rings. Sapwood is easily distinguishable by its dull off-white to pale yellow hue.

Although it is a fairly dense wood, its typical straight (though sometimes slightly interlocked) grains and fine to medium-fine texture give it cooperative working properties — as it cuts, turns, glues and finishes smoothly.

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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 Bocote, Camatillo and Katalox — could be changing in the very near future.

Common Uses: Furniture, veneer, cabinetry, flooring / parquee flooring, gunstocks, musical instruments (in particular, guitars), entrance doors, turnings, decorative beams, trim and small specialty items.

Comments: Ziricote is a close relative (and neighbor) of Bocote, with both being Central American woods of the Cordia genus. Its radical, often-dramatic grain patterns have given the wood somewhat of an ‘elite’ status among international exotic woods enthusiasts. It truly is an oddly unique — ‘exotic’ in the truest sense — wood with an allure and mystique all its own.

While it has never been an inexpensive wood, recent revelations of epidemic poaching across Mexico has resulted in a greatly reduced supply and sharp price increases on wholesale and retails levels. Unless action is taken to stem the tide (of poaching), Ziricote and other Central American woods could very well be the subject of actions from CITES in the very near future.

Interestingly, the bark of the Cordia Dodecandra tree and the wood have medicinal properties: the tea which is derived from their infusion is used in traditional medicine in Mexico, to treat coughs, diarrhea and dysentery.

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Botanical Name

Cordia dodecandra

Other Names

Ciricote, Siricote, Ziricote

Main Color Group

Dark Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

59

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

980

Janka Hardness - LBF

2070

Janka Hardness - Newtons

9200

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Ziricote
R5,443.95283 × 20.5 × 2.2 cmZIRI1016
Weight 10.1 kg
Dimensions 283 × 20.5 × 2.2 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board with surface checks.

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Ziricote
R6,141.59281 × 21.5 × 2.2 cmZIRI1015
Weight 12.6 kg
Dimensions 281 × 21.5 × 2.2 cm
Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty board with surface checks.

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Ziricote
R5,700.37282 × 23.5 × 2.2 cmZIRI1014
Weight 13.4 kg
Dimensions 282 × 23.5 × 2.2 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with surface checks.

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Ziricote
R4,946.21280.5 × 20.5 × 2.3 cmZIRI1013
Weight 11.8 kg
Dimensions 280.5 × 20.5 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board with a crack..

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Ziricote
R3,284.30140 × 25 × 2.3 cmZIRI1012
Weight 7.5 kg
Dimensions 140 × 25 × 2.3 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with surface checks and a knot.

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Ziricote
R2,627.44140 × 20 × 2.3 cmZIRI1011
Weight 5.4 kg
Dimensions 140 × 20 × 2.3 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty board wit h surface checks.

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Ziricote
R3,415.66140 × 24 × 2.3 cmZIRI1010
Weight 6.5 kg
Dimensions 140 × 24 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovley board.

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Ziricote
R3,583.40141 × 25 × 2.3 cmZIRI1009
Weight 6.3 kg
Dimensions 141 × 25 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Stunning bosrd.

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Ziricote
R7,035.49143.6 × 27.15 × 5 cmZIRI1008
Weight 16.5 kg
Dimensions 143.6 × 27.15 × 5 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with a crack.

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Ziricote
R6,408.06141.9 × 27.3 × 5 cmZIRI1007
Weight 17.4 kg
Dimensions 141.9 × 27.3 × 5 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with surface checks, wane and knots.

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Ziricote
R6,389.09136.7 × 25.9 × 5 cmZIRI1006
Weight 13.8 kg
Dimensions 136.7 × 25.9 × 5 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board with colour variation.

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Ziricote
R5,748.41138.5 × 23 × 5 cmZIRI1005
Weight 13.4 kg
Dimensions 138.5 × 23 × 5 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with surface checks, knot and colour variation.

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Ziricote
R5,618.10138 × 22.56 × 5 cmZIRI1004
Weight 13.5 kg
Dimensions 138 × 22.56 × 5 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty board with surface checks.

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Ziricote
R5,795.30140.7 × 24.9 × 5 cmZIRI1003
Weight 15.4 kg
Dimensions 140.7 × 24.9 × 5 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice live edge board with surface checks.

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Ziricote
R5,781.80132.9 × 26.3 × 5 cmZIRI1002
Weight 13.7 kg
Dimensions 132.9 × 26.3 × 5 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty live edge board with knots and surface checks.

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Ziricote
R5,909.32141.2 × 25.3 × 5 cmZIRI1001
Weight 16 kg
Dimensions 141.2 × 25.3 × 5 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Live Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely live edge board .

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Knife Scales - Ziricote
R287.5012.7 × 3.8 × 0.95 cmKNIFEZIRI1001
Weight 0.12 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 3.8 × 0.95 cm
Botanical Name

Cordia dodecandra

Grade

A

Piece Type

Knife Scales

Figure

Various

Ziricote Knife Scales – Bookmatched set

Limited stock available.  Get them while you can.

Minimum size 12.7 x 3.8 x 0.95 cm

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Pen Blanks - Ziricote
R74.7513 × 2 × 2 cmPENZIRI1001
Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 13 × 2 × 2 cm
Botanical Name

Cordia dodecandra

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 +

Ziricote 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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