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Bocote is not very tall with heights commonly reaching 75 feet


Bocote is mostly found in semi-dry regions with below average rainfall. The heartwood is usually a rusty brown color with streaks or waves through it. The sapwood on the other hand can be a slight gray or yellow.

Bocote is easy to work with using both power and hand tools. This is why it is used for fine furniture and other high end custom wood work. Bocote sands well and has a smooth surface that takes finish really good.

Bocote is also known as

  • Canalete
  • Anachuite
  • Louro Pardo

Bocate is commonly used for

  • custom furniture
  • wood turning / carving
  • veneer
  • specialty items

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