Makore / African Cherry » Mimusops heckelii

Why Makore / African Cherry?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

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.
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)

Woodworking with Makore / African Cherry:

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")

Makore Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Makore 4/4 Lumber

Makore 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Makore 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Makore 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber


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Makore 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Makore 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Makore Figured Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
$175.99 /ea.
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Makore Figured Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
$352.99 /ea.
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Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

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Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Makore Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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Makore Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Makore Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


$14.00 /ea.
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Makore Cutting Board Strips

Makore Cutting Board Strips


$9.00 /ea.
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