Make a Masterpiece: Super-Sized Premium Bocote

Make a Masterpiece: Super-Sized Premium Bocote

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 tobrown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable. It is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. This specials lumber is 95% clear or better on each face. 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.

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