Ziricote lumber wood, Cordia dodecandra lumber for woodworking

Ziricote // Cordia dodecandra

Very fine texture, very dense, difficult to work as it is a brittle wood, but finishes easily.
color of Ziricote
Color Range
Dark tobacco brown to nearly black with irregular and impressive darker stripes.
other names for Ziricote
Other Names
Canalete, Freijo, Laurel, Peterebi, Siricote, Ziricote
uses for Ziricote
Some Typical Uses
Decorative veneers, furniture, accents, inlays, boat building, musical instruments
the Ziricote tree
What's the Tree Like?
Small to medium sized tree may reach 100 feet at maturity.
Ziricote grows in Latin America
map of where Ziricote grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
50.84% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak