Cocobolo trees are usually
not much taller then 50 feet and have a diameter
about 20 inches. Since the regions where the cocobolo
trees grow get little rainfall cocobolo trees are
usually quite poor quality, yielding considerably less
then another tree of similar size.
The color of the wood is usually a stripped orange
brown. The texture of colobolo is smooth with fine
grains.The abundance of natural resins in the wood
make it very resistant to insects or decay. It also
makes cocobolo the wood of choice for some musical
instrument makers. The wood is stable and provides
a beautiful finish when done with oil or wax.
Cocobolo is also known as
Cocobolo is commonly used for
- Specially carved items
- wooden instruments
- game boards
- veneer / inlay
Since cocobolo has a lot of natural oils and resins
it can cause skin irritation or rash. A dust mast can
help reduce respiratory irritation.
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