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Makoré


Continent

Afrika
Origin
Africa
Range
West Africa from Liberia through the Ivory Coast to Ghana and Nigeria.

Properties

The heartwood is pink to red-brown and rather resistant to fungi, insect infestation and the weather. Makorè is one of the most sought after redwoods from Africa. Blocks with a great deal of sap and less than 1 m in diameter are hardly suitable for veneer production.

Machining

Straight grain wood can be worked without difficulty. Stellite-tipped saws are required to cut Makoré and reduce tool wear.

Seasoning
Drying should be carried out very carefully at average and constant temperatures. Despite the low shrinkage Makoré is prone to end splitting when drying.

Finishing

Makoré can be treated with all kinds of stains, varnishes and lacquers. Dust extraction should definitely be available, because sanding dust can cause inflammation of mucous membranes and conjunctivae.

Jointing

The wood can be glued well. Screw and nail joints should be pre-drilled.

Similar woods

Douka, Moabi

Uses

Sliced veneer mostly used as backing and inside veneer in Central Europe. Used also in Southern Europe and North America as face veneer. Solid wood for parquet floors and stairs. Figured Makoré is used for high quality architectural woodwork or musical instruments.

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