(Tieghemella heckelii)
Western and Middle Africa
Sometimes referred to as Cherry Mahogany

Heartwood pink or reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of mild colour variation. Yellowish sapwood can be two to three inches wide, and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Figured grain patterns (such as mottled or curly) are a common occurrence. Grain generally straight, though interlocked or wavy grain is sometimes present. See photos for figured Makore examples. Fine, even texture with good natural lustre.

Generally easy to work, though sections with interlocked grain can cause tear out during planing or other machining operations. Makore will react when put into direct contact with iron, becoming discoloured and stained. Makore also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters due to its high silica content. Besides this dulling effect, makore turns well, and is easy to glue and finish. Janka hardness of 1,200

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small wooden specialty items.

Makore is sometimes used in place of African Mahogany and has been sold under the trade name cherry mahogany, with no relation to true mahogany.


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Weight 9999 lbs
Dimensions 9999 × 999 × 9999 cm

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1", 1.25", 2"


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