Bocote Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Bocote Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

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.

About Bocote (Cordia elaeagnoides)

Weight

4.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
30.45% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2200

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

0.74

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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Bocote tree grows
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.

color of Bocote
Color Range
Greenish yellow to golden brown with dark stripes.
the Bocote tree
What's The Tree Like?
Small to medium sized tree sometimes 100 feet tall.
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
More Bocote!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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2 Total Reviews
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February 28, 2018
5 out of 5
Exactly what I needed.
Review by  Anonymous 
Great service. Fast delivery.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 16, 2017
5 out of 5
Great wood; easy to work with!
Review by  Nathan from Santa Clarita, California
I got this sample to use in making a very small enclosure for a product prototype for a customer. The wood is just hard enough to feel stable throughout working with it, and soft enough to properly add wire inlays.
Recommended
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