Bocote is a beautiful decorative exotic wood growing from Mexico through lower Central America. It is a very good alternative to many of the Rosewood species which are now on CITES restriction, as Bocote is not a Rosewood. It has unique grain patterns from straight lines to swirls to bird’s eye figure. It is easily workable and contains a high oil content which helps to achieve a high luster in finished products. Bocote is commonly used in wood turning, gunstock, pool cues, musical instruments, and furniture.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood|
|Texture||Medium uniform texture with natural oily feel|
|Grain Pattern||Straight or interlocked grain with many pieces showing a decorative figured pattern|
|Health Risks||Can trigger allergic sensitivity to those who are allergic to Rosewood species|
|Color||Yellowish-brown body with deep brown to black stripes and swirls|