Latin Name: Tieghemella heckelii
Family: Sapotaceae - the Sapodilla family
Other Common Name(s): Abacu, African Cherry, Aganokwe, Baku, Cherry Mahogany, Douka, Dumori, Makorie, Okolla, Ukola
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
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.
General Description: 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.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.25
Specific Gravity: 0.55-0.62
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 10,600-13,130
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,230-1,560
Side Hardness (lbs): 1110
Makorie contains high quantities of silica and is very abrasive on tooling, Carbide tools are required. Pre-boring for nailing and screwing is required.
Not currently in stock, but please contact us to inquire about availability.