OTHER COMMON NAMES:
Cocobolo, Cocobola, Granadillo, Caviuna, Jacarandaholz, Palisander, Palissandro, Nambar, Rosewood, Pau Preto, Urauna, Palo Negro, Funera, Cocobolo Prieto, Palisandre, Nicaraguan Rosewood
Cocobolo is respected for it’s color and figure, lending itself well to a number of applications,
including fine furniture, turnery, musical instruments and specialty wood objects.
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
Freshly cut, Cocobolo sapwood is generally a pale yellowish hue, darkening somewhat with age and exposure.
Cocobolo heartwood is multi-hued, with markings of deep red, purple and black.
Typically straight with limited interlocking.
Fine texture with small to medium-sized pores.
Cocobolo is considered to be extremely stable, with little to no dimensional movement.
Due to the natural oils contained within Cocobolo wood, the species tends to be extremely durable and resistant to both decay and insect infestation. Naturally waterproof.
Cocobolo exhibits moderate blunting and requires the use of sharp machine tools.
Saw rather easily with a slight blunting effect on cutting edges.
Cocobolo typically planes to a clean smooth surface, assuming proper angles, feed speeds and sharp cutting tools.
Above-average to excellent turning properties make Cocobolo a favorite wood for lathe projects.
The natural oils within Cocobolo make it extremely tough to glue.
Cocobolo exhibits average nail holding characteristics. Pre-drilling is advised.
Average screw holding properties. Pre-bore for best results.
The natural oil content of Cocobolo allows for excellent polishing properties.
When finishing, Cocobolo colors can tend to bleed, so care must be taken when applying seal coats and stains.