Bocote's woodworking characteristics are favorable, displaying a good acceptance to both hand and power-tool working. Sanding, finishing, and staining are all made easy by the wood's ready conformation to these options.
Bocote matches Santos Mahogany at 2200 Janka.
Bocote resists insect attack considerably. It is dense and hard, comparable to other hardwood known for those attributes.
Ranging from light to golden brown in the heartwood, Bocote has a unique appearance that makes it desirable. Black streaks also decorate the wood, giving it a varying pattern. Sapwood can vary from gray to yellow..
Bocote undergoes a slight muting of its colors after installation..
Furniture, decorative veneers, boat decking, fine cabinetry, and interior trim, just to name a few, are all popular uses for Bocote, in addition flooring
Tropical America including the "West Indies".