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Forum topic by DonJ posted 07-03-2014 05:05 PM 568 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DonJ

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07-03-2014 05:05 PM

Has anyone purchased wood from these folks, and if so, any opinions?

-- Don, San Antonio, TX


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#1 posted 07-04-2014 02:39 AM

I have never bought any wood from that site. It would be a bit too rich for us. But we live very close to San Antonio, just out in the country side. And I deal with several hardwood dealers in San Antonio that likely could provide some really nice lumber at a great price/value.

The red colors in that wood is very appealing to the eye. But I will say that clean Mesquite that grows in abundance right in our back yard will yield some of the nicest looking red color one could find. I have seen some of our mesquite feature some of the richest reds to some really nice orange colors as well. Mesquite is often thought of as being very knarly but the utilization of a selection process would yield some excellent quality lumber.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 03:54 AM

If you haven’t worked with Cocobolo before, be careful. It is toxic and even the saw dust will burn you and make rashes. Breathing it is a worse problem. Some people who have an allergic reaction have to be hospitalized. It is pretty but not that much. There are similar colored woods, non-toxic and cheaper. Think about it.

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 12:32 PM

I fully concur about the beauty of mesquite, and have made a couple of live edge tables, boxes and dominoes out of it. Sadly, it became obvious I’m allergic to it. I’ve worked with many different exotic woods, including cocobolo and haven’t had any similar reactions. So, I now have to stay away from mesquite.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 02:52 PM

Please try Cocobolo supply company, they sell this wood

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 03:05 PM

abie,

Cocobolo Supply Co. and cocobolo.com are one in the same. Have you purchased from them? Thanks,

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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