Makore / African Cherry // Mimusops heckelii

Usually a fine, straight grain wood, but some logs will have an interlocked grain that produces an attractive mottled figure. The wood glues well but is difficult to work, as the timber contains silica which rapidly dulls the tools.

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Makore / African Cherry grows in Africa
map of where Makore / African Cherry grows
color of Makore / African Cherry
Color Range
Reddish-brown to maroon
other names for Makore / African Cherry
Other Names
Aganokwe, Baku, Makore
uses for Makore / African Cherry
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, interior millwork, exterior aplications, high end furniture, art pieces, veneer, interior panels, airplane cabinetry.
the Makore / African Cherry tree
What's the Tree Like?
A very large tree. May reach a height of 180-200 feet with trunk diameters often over 48" and sometimes up to 120". Boles are straight, cylindrical and may be free of branches for 100 feet.
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1110

Janka Rating
-13.95% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.55

Specific Gravity
-14.06% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Makore Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Makore Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$8.00 ea.
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Makore 4/4 Lumber On Sale
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Makore 4/4 Lumber
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$10.99 $8.24 /Board Feet
Makore 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet On Sale
Makore 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$155.00 $124.00 /Pack
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Makore 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet On Sale
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Makore 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12" On Sale
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Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"
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$6.00 $4.80 ea.
Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18" On Sale
Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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$9.00 $7.20 ea.
Makore Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30" On Sale
Makore Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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$14.00 $11.20 ea.
Makore Cutting Board Strips On Sale
Makore Cutting Board Strips
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$9.00 $7.20 ea.