Makore

makore-jh

Scientific Name: Tieghemella heckelii
Location: western & middle Africa
Dried Weight: 43lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,300lbf /in2

 

Makore has a pink or reddish brown color. The grain is straight, interlocked, or wavy and it has a fine texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with but it does react to iron so care should be taken. The wood has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. It turns, glues, and finishes well.

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