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.
Partially air dried, surfaced on two sides and wax sealed on ends. Pieces may have some planer skip or rough edges. Small knots are present in some. Pieces are 95% free of checks or better unless otherwise listed.
W30869: Areas of quarter sawn grain. Four bug holes and one 2" check. Fantastic grain!
W30870: Quarter to rift sawn. 35" end check on one face. 12" and 2" check near edge on same face. This is "B" grade Bocote and is sold as is with the defects that are mentioned. It's great for small projects like pens, knives, etc.