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Cocobolo - Rosewood
Dalbergia retusa

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4/4 KD $ 22.20 BF

4/4 KD - Wide stock - 7" & Wider $ 24.50 BF

5/4 KD $ 23.50 BF

8/4 KD $ 24.20 BF

12/4 $ 24.00 BF

16/4 $ 24.00 BF

20/4 & up $ 24.00 BF





Sample Bowl Blanks and Squares available:

1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 18" Kiln Dried turning squares $ 7.00 each

2 x 2 x 12" Kiln Dried turning squares $ 8.00 each

3" x 6" x 6" Bowl Blank $ 20.20 each

4" x 12" x 12" Bowl Blank $ 115.00 - these are not small ( around 30 lbs a block : )

Guitar Sets - From time to time - please inquire :)

Flitch Sawn whole logs

Many other sizes available- Please inquire. Prices Fluctuate!


Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications

Cocobolo Rosewood

Family: Leguminosae

Other Common Names: Funera (El Salvador), Palo negro (Honduras), Nambar (Nicaragua, Costa Rica), Cocobolo, Cocobolo prieto (Panama).

Distribution: Pacific regions of Central America and extending from Panama to southwestern Mexico. Of limited occurrence, usually in the drier uplands.

The Tree: A small to medium-sized tree 45 to 60 ft high with trunk diameters of 20 to 24 in.; usually of poor form.

The Wood:
General Characteristics: Somewhat variable in color when freshly sawn but heartwood usually becoming a deep rich orange red with black striping or mottling on exposure Texture fine; grain straight to interlocked; oily; without distinctive taste, odor slightly pungent and fragrant when worked. Fine dust may cause dermatitis.

Weight: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) 0.80 to 0.98; air- dry density 62 to 76 pcf.

Mechanical Properties: No data available, but is denser and stronger than Brazilian rosewood (see D. nigra).

Drying and Shrinkage: Reported to have excellent drying properties, free of surface and end checking. A kiln schedule similar to T1-B1 has been suggested. Shrinkage is usually low; high stability in use. Very low moisture absorption.

Working Properties: Reported to have excellent machining characteristics; natural oils give the wood a good polish, but make it unsuitable for gluing. Fine dust may produce rash resembling ivy poisoning.

Durability: Durability is high, has very high resistance to marine borer attack.

Preservation: No data available.

Uses: Highly favored in the cutlery trade for handles, inlay work, brush backs, musical and scientific instruments, jewelry boxes, chessmen, and other specialty items.





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