Makore, Block, Mottle QC

SanFoot Makore Block Mottle QC

Specie Details

Common Names

Makore

Scientific Name

Tieghemella heckelii, Tieghemella africana

Grain/Texture

Makore has a fine texture with closed pores. It also tends to have a natural luster and shine from its high silica content. The grain can be straight, interlocked, or wavy.

Color/Appearance

Pink or reddish brown, commonly with a mottled or wavy grain pattern. Figured grain patterns are commonly seen in Makore, and include: mottled, curly, wavy, and moire.

Notes of Interest

Specie Data

  • Distribution:West tropical Africa
  • Tree Size:100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
  • Janka Hardness:910 lbf (4,040 N)
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