Latin Name: Dalbergia retusa
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae - the Legume family
Other Common Name(s): Caviuna, Cocobolo Prieto, Funera, Grandaillo, Jacarandaholz, Nambar, Nicaraguan Rosewood, Palisander, Palisandre, Palisandro, Palissandro, Pau Preto, Rosewood
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Cabinets, Furniture, Knife Handles, Millwork, Mouldings, Picture Frames
Cocoboloa grows through out much of Central America
General Description: Fresh cut sapwood is reported to have a variety of rainbow like colors, which diminish upon exposed. The heartwood color varies, but generally is deep red with black striping or mottling that deepens in color with exposure. The grain is fairly straight but can be interwoven with a fine to medium-fine texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 6.55
Specific Gravity: 0.80-0.98
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 8,400-10,000
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 4,200-5750
Side Hardness (lbs): 1140
The wood has a moderate blunting effect on most tooling, but is not difficult to work. Pre-boring is suggested due to the density of the wood. Due to its waxy nature Cocobolo is unsuitable for gluing.
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