Cocobolo


Cocobolo

Other Common Names:

Botanical Name: 
Dalbergia retusa

Family: 
Leguminosae

Mature Tree Height, Diameter: 
45-68 ft , 2 ft

Weight @ 12% M/C: 
62-76 lbs./ft.3

Working Properties: 
Excellent machining characteristics, natural oils give good polish.

Growing Regions: 
Southwestern Mexico to Panama

General Characteristics: 
Deep rich orange red with black striping, texture fine, oily, grain 
straight to interlocked, fine dust may cause skin rash.

Uses: 
Handles, inlay work, brush backs, musical and scientific instruments, 

jewelry boxes, chessman and other specialty items.

Acceptable Substitutes: 
Various Rosewoods, Granadillo