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Bocote (Botanical: Cordia elaeagnoides)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Bocote - all products are listed at bottom
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Bocote By The Numbers:

4.67
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
30.45% heavier than red oak
2200
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
70.54% harder than red oak
0.74
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
15.62% more dense than red oak

Bocote Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Bocote Wood Characteristics

Often highly figured with eyes. Hard and heavy. Appears oily with a medium luster. Takes a natural polish. Not difficult to work. Finishes very smoothly.
color of Bocote

Color Range

Greenish yellow to golden brown with dark stripes.
other names for Bocote

Other Names

Anacahuite, Bocote, Bois de rose, Canalete, Cordia- Light American, Cupane, Ecuador laurel, Laurel, Laurel de costa, Laurel negro, Peterebi, Salmwood, Siricote
uses for Bocote

Some Typical Uses

Cabinetmaking, musical instruments, Joinery, Turnings, Balusters, Bedroom suites, Chairs, Chests, Desks, Dowels, Drawer sides, Excelsior, Figured veneer, Flooring, Furniture components, Furniture squares or stock, Interior construction, Kitchen cabinets, Moldings, Office furniture, Parquet flooring, veneer, TV cabinets, Rustic furniture, Stairs, Stools, Tables, Trim, Utility furniture, Wardrobes
the Bocote tree

What's the Tree Like?

Small to medium sized tree sometimes 100 feet tall. The Bocote tree grows in Mexico and Central America
map of where this wood grows

Bocote Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$14.00 /ea.

Buy Bocote Hardwood Sample

Bocote Hardwood Sample
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Reg. Price $734
$553.00 /Pack

Buy Bocote 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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