Bocote - 4/4
Bocote 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 on most decorative pieces is usually figured in some way, and 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. Overall, Bocote is easily worked and machined with good results. Although Bocote has a high amount of natural oils present, gluing is usually problem-free.