Bocote

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. This Central American hardwood is more plentiful than Ziricote so the cost is 25-35% less. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to a tobacco brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

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W34658

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Mexican Bocote

W34658
$227.99
In Stock: 1
W34658 specs:
23 lbs. 72-1/2″ x 7-7/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Beautiful long board! Minor planer skip in one area. 3/16″ bow.

 

W34657

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Mexican Bocote

W34657
$449.99
In Stock: 1
W34657 specs:
42 lbs. 68-1/4″ x 7-15/16″ x 1-13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

1″ check on one face. 1″ end check next to numbers. Some fiddleback on edge grain on numbered face.

W34656

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Mexican Bocote

W34656
$179.99
In Stock: 1
W34656 specs:
20 lbs. 65-1/4″ x 8″ x 15/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

There are two bug holes on one face. Exceptional length and width!

W34654

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Birdseye Mexican Bocote

W34654
$229.99
In Stock: 1
W34654 specs:
17 lbs. 61-13/16″ x 7-7/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Beautiful colors and figure. Some birdseyes have small bark incursions. Beautiful board!

 

W34653

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Mexican Bocote

W34653
$199.99
In Stock: 1
W34653 specs:
20 lbs. 61″ x 8-7/8″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

2″ check on face near edge.

W34651

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Mexican Bocote

W34651
$259.99
In Stock: 1
W34651 specs:
19 lbs. 57-1/8″ x 10″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Great wide stock! Minor planer skip on face.

W34650

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Mexican Bocote

W34650
$299.99
In Stock: 1
W34650 specs:
33 lbs. 56-3/8″ x 8″ x 1-7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

The back face has a white stripe inside of a brown seam. The white portion is a little soft and a fingernail can dent it. This area probably goes about 1/2″ deep. There is a still a lot of great usable wood.

W34649

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Mexican Bocote

W34649
$179.99
In Stock: 1
W34649 specs:
28 lbs. 48-3/16″ x 7-7/8″ x 1-7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

There is a 26-1/2″ split below the W#. This goes along the sapwood/ heartwood boundary. This goes between 1/2″ and 1″ from the edge. There are several knots with small incursions.

 

W34648

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Mexican Bocote

W34648
$349.99
In Stock: 1
W34648 specs:
27 lbs. 49″ x 7-13/16″ x 1-7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Nice figured patterns. There are a lot of birdseyes. Excellent overall quality. 5″ check near sapwood edge.

W34647

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Mexican Bocote

W34647
$229.99
In Stock: 1
W34647 specs:
20 lbs. 53-1/4″ x 9-5/16″ (down to 9-1/16″) x 15/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Beautiful color! There is some quarter sawn grain. Great for instruments!

W34646

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Mexican Bocote

W34646
$179.99
In Stock: 1
W34646 specs:
17 lbs. 47-1/8″ x 8-15/16″ x 7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Several checks in crotch figure directly below the numbers. Beautiful board with a lot of color and patterns.

W34644

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XF Figured Mexican Bocote

W34644
$379.99
In Stock: 1
W34644 specs:
33 lbs. 47-1/4″ x 9″ x 1-13/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Extra fancy figure. It is extremely rare to have fiddleback for this species and there is fiddleback in this board! Numbered face has checks in a 22″ x 1″ area. This area is at the bottom left side of the board. These checks are going to be between 1/16″ and 3/16″ deep.

W34642

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Mexican Bocote

W34642
$265.99
In Stock: 1
W34642 specs:
22 lbs. 45-1/4″ x 12-7/8″ 15/16″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

4″ split down the center of the board on the numbered end. There is a 4″ check and several small sound pin knots with small checks. Best face has a lot of birdseyes and amazing grain! Widest width that we have seen!

W34641

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Mexican Bocote

W34641
$346.50
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W34641 specs:
35 lbs. 44-1/8″ x 10-1/16″ x 1-7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Wide board! There is a sound knot next to the numbers at the end. There is a 4″ end check from that goes from the knot to the end. Opposite face is free of checks. 1″ check near edge on numbered face. 95% free of defects.

W34640

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Mexican Bocote

W34640
$221.50
In Stock: 1
W34640 specs:
29 lbs. 44-1/8″ x 8″ x 1-7/8″

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years!  They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.

Beautiful color and patterns. 3″ check near edge at end. There is a 12″ x 2″ area with surface checks on the face labeled “Bocote”. There are a couple 1″ to 2″ end checks on this board. Overall, 90% free of defects.