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Over 40 Years In Service

Botanical Name:

Cordia spp.



Other Names:

Anacahuite, Canalete, Cordia, Cupane, Ecuador laurel, Laurel, Siricote

Tree Height:

65-100 ft

Tree Diameter:

3-5 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

53 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:

Mexico and Central/South America

General Characteristics:

Bocote has a yellowish-brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes that tends to darken with age. The Grain patterning can contain “eyes” and heavy figuring that are beautifully shown in flatsawn areas.


Fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer, boatbuilding, lutherie, gunstocks, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items

Working Properties:

Bocote wood may contain silica that will dull instruments. The wood is easily worked, machined with good results, and turns and finishes well. Gluing is usually problem-free, although there is a high amount of natural oils present.

Suitable Substitutes:

Ziricote, Cocobolo


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