Sapotaceae - The Sapodilla Family
Abacu, African Cherry, Aganokwe, Baku, Cherry Mahogany, Douka, Dumori, Makorie, Okolla, Ukola
Both Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Shipbuilding, Turnings
Makore grows in Central Africa along the western coast from Sierra Leone to Cameroon, Gabon and south to Cabinda. The tree is wide distributed in the higher elevation rain forests.
The sapwood, which is usually 2 to 3" wide, is white to a light pink in color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood can vary in color from a pink color to a red-brown to a almost blood red color. The grain is usually straight, but can be interlocked. The texture is commonly uniform from a medium to very fine.
Makorie contains high quantities of silica and is very abrasive on tooling, Carbide tools are required. Pre-boring for nailing and screwing is required.