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Cocobolo Rosewood from Griffin Exotic Wood
Some people consider cocobolo to
be the classic rosewood. It comes in many shades and colors.
It is a rosewood that usually has a fair amount of natural oil in the wood.
Sapwood is cream colored but not usually present in our pieces except on
edges where it turns out completely. The picture above represents
the look of a lightly figured piece of Mexican cocobolo. Mexican
cocobolo can also have more or less orange or brown, straight or wavy lines,
many lines or few lines. Each piece varies a little. We also
sell cocobolo from Nicaragua or Honduras, which generally has less bold
look to the lines, but the color is more orange, and the wood may have
purple colors inside when you cut into which will turn bright orange after
a short time. Some people prefer one type or the other. Sometimes
you can't tell which country it came from by looking at it. We have
now developed a system of marking each piece to help you get an idea of
the country that piece comes from, which can be considered a general guide
to appearance. High demand for this wood from China has caused the price on the wholesale level to more than double in the last 12 months and has also lead to restrictions: Restricted as of June 2013, CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE USA.
M= this piece comes from Mexico
H= this piece comes from Honduras
P= this piece comes from Panama
G= this piece comes from Guatamala
N= this piece comes from Nicaragua
New: pieces are color coded by country
to make it easier to see where the piece comes from!
Note: Color of photographed pieces
may deepen by the time they are sent to you. We have represented
colors as accurately as possible!
Cocobolo can no longer be shipped outside the USA due to CITES restrictions
SIZES are in INCHES
unless specified otherwise.
No exports: Cocobolo cannot be shipped outside the USA
sample photo, some have white sapwood, most
Actual piece shown, order below. Click the photo for another view. This piece is Dried, Figured, and even has some burl, vey rare for cocobolo. A truly special piece that you don't see anymore for sale. Anything like this would normally go to China now, we got this before the Chinese takeover of cocobolo that has made this a restricted species for import. The only other way to buy wood like this is usually to find someone who bought it many years ago and got a very special piece they never used and for some reason wanted to sell. Dried over 5 years in our shop.
Closeup of burl, click HERE
For a closeup of the curl figure in piece 3: Click Here
Actual pieces shown, order by number below. If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you an out of stock notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold. These are all Mexican Cocobolo. Click the photo above to see another view. Pieces 1 and 3 do have some very fine curl figure, especially on one side. We are not charging extra for the curl figure. All 3 pieces are dried, which took us about 4 years to accomplish under controlled drying conditions. Moisture meter readings are 8 to 10% for these pieces. (12% or lower is considered dried).
For a closeup of the curl figure in piece 1: Click Here
Order online, or call us
Monday through Friday : 970-241-2827
International callers and all
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2006, 2015 by James Griffin. If you are a customer
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