Genuine Mexican Cocobolo Rosewood
Cocobolo 11-4-16

Cocobolo grows on a thin band along the Pacific Coast of Mexico down through Central America. This stock was squared by chainsaw, and drug out of the forest by Mules. This is a very environmentally low impact procedure. Cocobolo is a true Rosewood, similar in color & tap tone to Brazilian Rosewood and considered to be a good substitute. It is denser than most Rosewoods and oilier. For best results in gluing, epoxy is recommended. Cocobolo has great working properties & turns to a naturally glass-like polish. The colors range from any combination of orange, red, yellow, & black to violet. For this reason, it has also been called rainbow wood. Cocobolo can cause respiratory and/or dermatological sensitization in certain people. As with all exotic hardwoods, please use proper care and safety equipment when working. This beautiful red, orange & black Cocobolo is genuine Mexican Dalbergia retusa. It can ship inside of the USA only.  You'll find exceptional quality and color in this batch of wood. When lighter violets & yellow is present, the violets will turn to black and the yellows to orange and red. Lumber has air dried for over 8 years. It has been surfaced on two sides and has been wax sealed on ends.  Pieces may contain some residual moisture.

 

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