Cocobolo is a tropical hardwood from Mexico and Central America. Only the heartwood is used: this is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. The heartwood is known to change color after being cut, lending to its appeal.
Cocobolo is oily in look and feel. This oil lends a strong, unmistakable floral odor even to well seasoned wood. Standing up well to repeated handling and exposure to water, a common use is in gun grips and knife handles. It is very hard, fine textured and dense, but is easily machined, like other very hard, very dense tropical woods. Due to its density and hardness, even a large block of the cut wood will produce a clear musical tone if struck. Cocobolo can be polished to a lustrous, glassy finish.
Available in a wide range of sizes. This species is one of our specialties we are currently stocking western Mexican and Nicaraguan material.
4/4 through 8/4 lumber in short stock and turning blocks.
Call (408) 392-0573 or email us for specific needs we will pull and hand select for your requirements.