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Makoré’s heartwood is pink-brown or purple-brown to dark red-brown and has a silky sheen. The heartwood is clearly distinguishable from the 40-80 mm thick sapwood which has a grey-brown to yellow-grey colour.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: 1. Tieghemella heckelii, 2. Tieghemella africana
  • ATIBT name: Makoré
  • Other names: Douka

 Quality requirements

  • Makoré is included in the list of approved timber species for application in wooden façade elements (SKH-Publication 99-05). This means that frames with a KOMO® product certificate can be manufactured with Makoré


  • Used for exterior joinery, door and window frames, doors and veneer manufacture for decorative work, veneer for plywood and furniture.
  • Also for coachbuilding, wagon floors, stair treads, panelling, parquet floors, turned goods and sculptures


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)


  • 1. (600)-620-660-720-(1000) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, fresh 850-1025 kg/m3
  • 2. 700-850 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content

 Additional information

Dust from Makoré can be irritable to eyes and mucous membrane.

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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