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.
This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. There may be an occasional surface or end check, planer hit/miss, or minor blemish. A slight bow or twist may be present in only a few boards. These are the largest sizes we have seen in 15 years! They are exceptionally wide and clear with excellent quality.
Quarter sawn areas have fiddleback. Beautiful pinks, reds, black, and olive colors. There is a full length check to the right of the numbers. At the top of the board it starts at 2" from the edge and tapers down to 3/4" from the edge. This check is between 1/4" and 1/2" deep. This face is not suitable for instruments.