Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bocote (Cordia Sp.)

Status: Secure and widely available.

Other Common Names: Bacote

Found in Central and South America and small portions of Africa, members of the Boraginaceae family (Cordia) can grow to 65-100 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter.

Yellow brown and Dark brown alternating stripes representing the early and late wood.

Medium texture with small pores, machines well and turns beautifully, but can contain silica that will dull cutters.  Specific Gravity: .74-.94. Avg. Dry Weight: 59 pounds per cubic foot.

Dill smell when cut/turned. Takes a finish easily.Sanding dust can cause allergic reactions.

Used to make Cabinetry, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments and furniture.


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