bocote wood


  • A wood with many of the properties of rosewood
  • Wood is very dense and durable
  • Comes in smaller boards that can be used for many applications including musical instruments
  • Chocolate brown with streaks of gold
  • The wood dries with very little movement

Characteristics of Bocote

Origin of Wood Type Central America
Botanical Name Cordia alliodora
Specific Gravity  0.68
Avg. Weight Per BF 5 lb/bf
Color Range Black – Olive – Brown – Gold
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 1″ to 6″, very rarely found up to 10″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 6′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Inlaying & Box Making
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Bacote, Laurel, Salmwood, Princewood, Canaletta, Solera
Bocote Lumber Pricing