Makore / African Cherry // Mimusops heckelii

Makore / African Cherry lumber wood, Mimusops heckelii lumber for woodworking
"Take delight in knowing it's also called "African cherry" for its smooth, fine grain colored with medium brown and a kiss of red tones. The wood gets a little darker with age and maintains the luxurious reddish hints, much like mahogany does."
 
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.
Makore / African Cherry grows in Africa
map of where Makore / African Cherry grows
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")
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