Description: Cocobolo is naturally a beautiful wood. A Cocobolo Wood Countertop is guaranteed to add beauty to any kitchen. Cocobolo wood is heavy, tough, and strong. It works well with machine and hand tools. Surfaces that have been worked from planing, turning, and moulding come out clean and smooth. It takes stain wonderfully and is able to be brought to an excellent finish. Cocobolo heartwood is highly durable and resistant to preservative treatment. Cocobolo wood is typically used for furniture and cabinet making. Its look and feel is oily due to a high natural oil content from the wood. Cocobolo is only available in Edge grain and End grain.
Alternate Trade Names: Granadillo, Nicaraguan Rosewood
Origin: West Coast and Pacific Areas of Central America
Color: Purple to yellow with black markings which turn to deep orange-red
Grain: Straight grain, sometimes interlocked. It can be irregular and variable.
Janka Hardness: 1136
Cocobolo Facts: The cocobolo tree grows to be about 45 to 60 feet high (13 to 18 meters high). The trunk’s diameter grows to be about 1 foot 6 inches to 2 feet (0.5 to 0.6 meters). Cocobolo is typically used for furniture and cabinet making, but is also used for police batons, gun grips, knife handles, and chess pieces. It is also used for musical instruments, such as guitars, drums and basses.