Wood of the day #2: Cocobolo

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-13-2015 10:33 AM 1216 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Cocobolo, Cocobola, Caviuna, Cocobolo Prieto, Funeram, Granadillo, Jacarand├íholz, Nambar, ├▒amba, Nicaraguan Rosewood, Palisander, Palissandro, Palo Negro, Pau Preto, Rosewood, Urauna
  • Botanical name: Dalbergia retusa
  • Synonymous:
  • Distribution: Central America
  • Description: Cocobolo is a colourful wood seen in many different colours, from bright orange to dark purple, almost blue. It has a very fine texture and thin darker line show the late wood. Big pores with some mineral deposits.
  • Fun facts: Its one of the more expensive woods due to its colour and texture.
    It will cause some of you to have allergic reactions.
    It sinks in water.
    Cocobolo is also notorious for being hard to glue.
  • Sampled by: Me

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