Bocote Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
Why Choose Bocote?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.
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|Grade||Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.|
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About Bocote (Cordia elaeagnoides)View All Bocote Products
4.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
Ease of Finishing
Bocote is an exotic wood from Latin America
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.
Greenish yellow to golden brown with dark stripes.
Small to medium sized tree sometimes 100 feet tall.
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