Build your Cigar Humidor
- Common Name(s)
- Scientific Name
- Cordia spp.
- Tree Distribution
- Mexico and Central/South America
- Tree Size
- 65-100 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 2010 lbf
- Has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age. Also, the grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flat-sawn areas. It’s not uncommon to see many “eyes” and other figuring in Bocote: though unlike knots, they do not seem to present any special challenges in machining.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain on most decorative pieces is usually figured in some way, and also tends to be interlocked, though pieces with plain and straight grain can also be found. Medium uniform texture and a naturally oily/waxy feel. Good natural luster.
- Pricing / Availability
- Likely to be somewhat expensive, close to other mid-to-high priced exotic hardwoods.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com