Bocote (Cordia spp.)
Common Name: Bocote
Distribution: South America, Mexico
Color/Appearance: Yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes.
Janka Hardness: 2,010 lbf
Density: 4.42 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Bocote has been shown to cause cross reactions once an allergic sensitivity to certain woods has been developed.
Common Uses: Fine furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects and other small specialty wood items.