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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
- 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
Dust from Makoré can be irritable to eyes and mucous membrane.
source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk
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