Bocote (Cordia spp.)


Often used as a substitute for teak or rosewood, bocote is found throughout the West Indies, Mexico, Belize and Honduras. Bocote wood is hard and oily and is dark brown or even black with orange stripes. When quarter-sawn, it has a distinctive ray patter. Generally straight-grained, with a medium to course texture.

Bocote is closely related to Zicote (C. dodecandra).

Bocote is used for furniture, cabinets, boat decking, veneers, and small turned objects such as tool handles and boxes.

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Some recent projects made from Bocote:

    Bocote Capsule Box

    Spherical Bocote Trinket Box

    Bocote Oriental Box