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Origin of Wood Type:
Central America
Botanical Name:
Dalbergia retusa
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Yellow- Orange- Red
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 8"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 4'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Jewelry, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better

Other Trade Names:

Mexican Rosewood, Central American Rosewood


*One of the more readily available members of the Rosewood family
*Shows very vibrant oranges and reds when first cut - With time the color oxidizes to very rich dark color
*Cocobolo is used for a variety of purposes, from musical instruments to fine furniture
*Very dense, specific gravity over 1

Images of exotic cocobolo lumber.  These cocobolo shots show the figure and rosewood similarities.
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