Cocobolo is one of the most prestigious woods for almost any type of wood project. It’s a true rosewood wood that defines exotic with variegated tones of red, orange and purple sometimes with dramatic contrasting black grain lines.
These special Cocobolo slabs come from what we call “Relic” trees. When a tree has lived out its natural life cycle, it typically falls over and rots. Sometimes the tree stays standing for 40-50 years. As the tree weathers the sapwood completely deteriorates off leaving a sapwood free log. All of that time dead in the forest also patinas the wood to a beautiful hue. This only happens to about one tree per thousand.
Weight: 5.5 lbs./bd.ft.
Janka Hardness: 2,960
Uses: Veneer, Turned Objects, Cabinetry, Furniture, Musical Instruments (Guitars)