• Brown heart
  • From Belize
  • Nervous disposition
  • Has been tried as Mahogany substitute
  • Can be found highly figured
  • Best when quartered

Characteristics of Barba Jolote

Origin of Wood Type Guatemala, Mexico and Belize
Botanical Name Pithecellobium, arboreum
Specific Gravity 0.74
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.5
Color Range Brown – Red
Rarity / Availability moderately rare
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″ (Quartersawn)
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Hardwood Flooring, Guitar Building / Instrument Making & Wood Turning
Lumber Grades Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured)
Other Trade Names Royal Mahogany & Cola de Marona

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Sample Pictures of Barba Jolote

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.