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Cocobolo
(dalbergia retusa)


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 last couple years 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




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No exports: Cocobolo cannot be shipped outside the USA

Cocobolo 3/4 pen blank
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $3.20
Qty: 





Cocobolo 7/8 pen blank
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $3.90
Qty: 


Cocobolo 1 x 1 x 12 inches, air dried
(Mexican Cocobolo)
Price: $9.50
Qty: 




Picture shows the side we ran through the jointer to see the colors/patterns inside.

Click the photo above to see a second view of these dried pieces.

Great pieces with lines, orange/purple etc.
Notes: These are from Guatamala. They look like the ones from Mexico though. Tested with moisture meter to be 12% moisture or less. Actual lengths vary from 11.75 to 12.25 inches. Side 2-4 show natural patina of the wood, you'll see similar colors to picture 1 when you start working on it.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.


Cocobolo Piece 19
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 22
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 23
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 24
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 25
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 27
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 28
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 31
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 33
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 34
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50

Cocobolo Piece 37
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $13.50




Picture shows the side we ran through the jointer to see the colors/patterns inside.

Click the photo above to see a second view of these dried pieces.

Great pieces with lines, orange/purple etc.
Notes: These are from Guatamala. They look like the ones from Mexico though. Tested with moisture meter to be 12% moisture or less. Cut to 17.75 to 17 7/8 long. We did this to make sure you don't get end checks. Side 2-4 show natural patina of the wood, you'll see similar colors to picture 1 when you start working on it. Pieces not shown below are sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.


Cocobolo Piece 1
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 4
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 5
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 6
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 7
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 8
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 9
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

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Cocobolo Piece 12
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 13
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 14
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 15
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 16
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50

Cocobolo Piece 17
1.5 x 1.5 x 17.75 inches

Price: $22.50





Cocobolo 2 x 2 x 12's at a good price, hard to find now.
Cocobolo 2 x 2 x 12 inches
Nice grain in these!

Cocobolo from Guatamala
Price: $22.50
Qty: 






Click the photo above to see a second view of these dried pieces.

Notes: These are from Mexico, except 40 ,41, and 43 which are from Guatamala. Tested with moisture meter to be 12% moisture or less. Note some sides of the big ones have light colors, these will turn deep orange in a short time. Unless cocobolo is really old, it is lighter inside when you cut into it. Usually takes a few weeks to turn the deeper color. NOTE: this group is all sold. We might be able to make more that look similar to 38 and 39, let us know if interested in that (see email link bottom of page).

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Click here for figure closeup


Cocobolo Piece 38
3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 16 1/8 inches

Price: Sold (email us if interested in another similar piece)

Cocobolo Piece 39
3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 16 1/8 inches

Price: sold (email us if interested in another similar piece)




Click the photo for the other side.

Given the size and lack of apparent defects, AND the fact that it has been dried 4 years to an average of 12% (readings in different areas vary from 8% to 12.4%) this is one rare piece of cocobolo. I would not be surprised if you couldn't find another piece this size and free of defects, dried, anywhere for sale. You just cannot seem to find anything like this anymore.



Cocobolo Piece 18
4.75 x 12 x 12 inches
Dried

Price: $404.00 (sold)




Not legal for export from USA!


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