Bocote (Botanical: Cordia elaeagnoides)Information to help you make woodworking projects with Bocote - all products are listed at bottom
Bocote By The Numbers:
Bocote Compared to Red Oak:
Bocote Wood CharacteristicsOften 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 RangeGreenish yellow to golden brown with dark stripes.
Other NamesAnacahuite, Bocote, Bois de rose, Canalete, Cordia- Light American, Cupane, Ecuador laurel, Laurel, Laurel de costa, Laurel negro, Peterebi, Salmwood, Siricote
Some Typical UsesCabinetmaking, 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
What's the Tree Like?Small to medium sized tree sometimes 100 feet tall. The Bocote tree grows in Mexico and Central America
Bocote Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Bocote Hardwood Sample
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Bocote Pen Blanks
Bocote Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''