Cocobolo flat cut wood veneer heartwood colors can range from shades of brown with black or purple streaks to yellow, orange or deep red. The sapwood is a very light yellow in comparison to the rich heartwood. It stains and finishes beautifully and easily. It also has a high oil content, a common characteristic of Rosewood.
Common Uses for Flat Cut Cocobolo Wood Veneer: Fine furniture, both acoustic and architectural paneling, and in luxury aircraft and yachts. Most notably, its acoustic properties make it a prime choice for musical instruments, especially guitars.
Other Name(s): Nicaragua Rosewood.
The Tree: A native South American tree, reaching heights of 45-60 feet, with trunk diameters generally about 2 feet.
A Little History: Cocobolo is one of the most important woods in the cutlery trade. Extensively used for knife handles because of its beautiful color, texture, grain and waterproof properties.
Region: South America