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Makore is a beautiful African wood which is renowned for its great strength and durability, despite being of a moderate density. Its heartwood can range from pink to a light to medium reddish-brown, with its yellow sapwood be clearly discerible, when present.

Description

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Makore Timber is an Africa-based wood species that is primarily used for furniture making, interior fittings, vehicle framing, etc. Makore trees grow in Western and Middle Africa and are about 180-220 ft in height, with 4-6 ft trunk diameter. The wood is pink or reddish-brown in color. To know more about our Makore Timber sale, quality, Specification, Grade, exporting & supplying services, payment methods, Measurements, and more details or to send an order enquiry, kindly use the form below. African Forest Timber Ltd will get back to you shortly. Buy Wholesale Makore Lumber from African Forest Timber Ltd.  mm

SPECIES DESCRIPTION

Makore is a beautiful African wood which is renowned for its great strength and durability, despite being of a moderate density. Its heartwood can range from pink to a light to medium reddish-brown, with its yellow sapwood be clearly discerible, when present. Figuring is not unusual, with striped, mottled and sometimes even beeswing being found in quartersawn boards. It is typically straight-grained and easy to work, although grain patterns can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Although it can have a dulling effect on saw blades, its high silica content contributes to its fine natural luster and poses no real issues with gluing or finishing. Buy Wholesale Makore Lumber from African Forest Timber Ltd.

Sustainability:

This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is classified as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List.

Common Uses:

Veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, utility wood, turned objects, and other small wooden specialty items.

Comments:

This is another wood that is sometimes utilized as a ‘mahogany substitute.’ It is generally very cooperative when worked and it turns well, also. The wood has an excellent strenth-to-weight ratio, which has contributed to its being utilized in a variety of different roles in its native Africa for centuries.

Trees can grow to towering heights, so boards of considerably length, width and thickness can be found. Buy Wholesale Makore Lumber from African Forest Timber Ltd.

Makore

Origin Africa
Prominent tradenames
Makoré
Douka
猴子果木
Commercial restrictions No commercial restriction

SPECIES RESUMÉ

The wood is dark pink brown to dark red brown with sometimes purplish glints and/or pale veins slightly distinct, Often moiré. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is medium. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.69 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is high and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Very irritant sawdust. Sometimes clogging of sawblades. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct. Tends to split in nailing. Gluing requires care (dense wood). It dries normal. Initial surface drying prior to kiln drying is recommended in order to reduce defects. Some logs are not floatable.

Makoré is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood). Due to its high silica content, this species naturally covers the biological hazard class 5 (end-uses in marine environment or in brackish water).

Makoré can be used for several applications such as:

  • Interior: e.g. panelling, high class furniture, veneer, flooring, stairs, joinery, sliced veneer, light carpentry, sculpture
  • Exterior: e.g. panelling, ship building, bridges, joinery, vehicle or container flooring

References: CIRAD Forestry Department

SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RISK

FAMILY SAPOTACEAE (ANGIOSPERM) RISK
SCIENTIFIC NAME(S) SYNONYMOUS CITES: IUCN:
Tieghemella spp.
Dumoria spp.
Tieghemella heckelii
Not listed EN
Tieghemella africana
Not listed EN

AITBT devides this trade name into:

  1. Makoré (Tieghemella heckelii)
  2. Douka (Tieghemella africana)

Nomenclature générale des bois tropicaux, 7e edition, 2016 – ATIBT

LOCAL AND COMMON NAME(S)

ATIBT Pilot Name
Makoré
Cameroon
Nom Adjap Elang
Côte d’Ivoire
Makore
Côte d’Ivoire
Makoré
Equatorial Guinea
Okola
France
Douka
Ghana
Abacu
Ghana
Makore
Ghana
Baku
Republic of the Congo
N’ Duka
China
猴子果木

Nomenclature générale des bois tropicaux, 7e edition, 2016 – ATIBT

APPEARANCE

Grain Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain Marked but not frequent
Sapwood Clearly demarcated
Texture Medium
Typical Color Red Brown

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Crushing Strength 59 MPa +/- 10
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC) 0.69 g/cm3 +/- 0.05
Stability Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength 98 MPa +/- 17

DURABILITY AND RESISTANCE

Dry Wood Borers Class D – Durable – sapwood demarcated
Fungi Class 1 – Very durable
Termites Class D – Durable
Treatability Class 4 – Not permeable

TYPICAL USE

Exterior joinery, Flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Exterior panelling, Sliced veneer, Light carpentry, Ship building (planking and deck), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Sculpture, Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Ship building (ribs), Veneer for interior of plywood, Vehicle or container flooring, Turned goods

Additional information

Lumber Options

Makore Sawn Timber Customize, Makore Sawn Timber Slabs, Makore Sawn Timber Beams, Makore Timber Logs, Makore Timber Mix Request

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