Sliced veneer mostly for faces, furniture, panelling, parquet flooring. Only Figured Douka is used for slicing. Plain Douka is not in demand and is used at most as rotary wood for plywood. Douka is to be as a substitute wood for Makoré.
Makoré is very often figured and frequently striped, wavy, moiré or flamed. The colour ranges from light red to reddish-brown. It must be cut when hot which means careful, intensive cooking is necessary.
Working presents no special problems but should be carried out at a low feed. Speed due to the interlocked spiral grain. Moreover, tool blades become quickly dull as a result of silicate deposits.
There are no difficulties to seasoning or drying this wood. It must only be carried our slowly and controlled to prevent deformation.
Varnishing presents no problem but a filler should be used.
West Africa from Cameroon through Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Congo, lower tropical rain forest.
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