Cocobolo (Botanical: Dalbergia retusa)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Cocobolo - all products are listed at bottom
Cocobolo By The Numbers:
Cocobolo Compared to Red Oak:
Cocobolo Wood CharacteristicsHard and heavy for sure, but machines and turns nicely. Finishes very smoothly, partly because oils in the wood produce a natural polish; however that may cause adhesion problems with lacquer or urethane finishes. The tree is small and irregular, so boards are also (generally speaking) small.
Color RangeVariegated orange, yellow dark red with irregular black stripes.
Other NamesCocobolo, Nicaraguan rosewood, Granadillo, Jacarandaholz, Palisander, Palissandro, Nambar, Rosewood, Pau preto Urauna, Palo negro, Funera, Cocobolo prieto, Palisandre
Some Typical UsesTurnings, handles, musical instruments, inlay, fine accessories, jewelry, accents, some furniture parts, flooring.
What's the Tree Like?A rather small to medium tree that matures to heights about 45-60 feet. Trunks are 18-24'' but form poorly with odd shape. The Cocobolo tree grows in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Cocobolo Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Cocobolo 4/4 Lumber
Cocobolo 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Cocobolo 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Cocobolo Pen Blanks
Cocobolo Pen Blanks 25 Piece Pack -- BONUS BUY
Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack