Bocote is a very attractive wood. It has a yellowish brown body with the contrast of cream-colored and black bands. The wood is available from most exotic wood dealers. Native to Mexico, West Indies, and Central America, it has a wide range of grain patterns. This is a heavy, hard, and dense wood with strong and stiff, with a medium texture. The timber is mainly used for custom pool cues, furniture, veneer, cabinetry, pens, knife handles, flooring, musical instruments, turned objects, gunstocks, inlays, and other small specialty wood items. The wood has a striking, zebra like contrasts. Bold figuring is the other specialty of this wood. It is generally used for its aesthetic attributes.