Makore Lumber

Makore Lumber

CHARACTERISITICS:

USES:  Furniture, Flooring, Cabinets, Boats
ORIGINS: West Coast of Africa primarily Ivory Coast, Gabon and the Cameroons
BOTANICAL NAME:  Tieghemella spp.
COMMON NAME: African Cherry, Douka
COLOR DETAILS: Deep, Dark Red
WEIGHT: approx. 3.9 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Makore dust can cause severe allergic reaction, use of respirator is highly recomend. Finishes and glues well. Blunting of blades common due to silica content of the wood.

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Makore Lumber for Sale

Makore is also known commonly as African Cherry, which seems to be more about marketing than any actual relation to American Cherry.  Makore is a deeper darker red and is much harder and denser than actual cherry lumber.  Makore finishes beautifully making it a favorite for boat interiors, cabinets, and furniture.  When working with Makore use of respirators is recommended as the dust has been know to cause allergic reactions in some people.