Buy Cocobolo Rosewood at Hearne Hardwoods Inc.


  • 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
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Characteristics of Cocobolo

Origin of Wood Type Central America
Botanical Name Dalbergia retusa
Specific Gravity 1.1
Avg. Weight Per BF 6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Yellow – Orange – Red
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 6″ to 20″+    (we sometimes have widths over 4′)
Typical Avg. Length 3′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5 – 1
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Wood Turning, Musical Instruments, Wood Carving, Jewelry, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and many other uses
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Mexican Rosewood, Central American Rosewood
Cocobolo Lumber Pricing

Sample Pictures of Cocobolo

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.