makore wood


  • Often marketed as “African Cherry” due to the similarities in color and grain to Black Cherry
  • Very dense, fine textured hardwood

Characteristics of Makore

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Tieghemella heckelii
Specific Gravity 0.62
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Pink – Red – Brown
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 7′ to 10′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Wood Turning, Boat Building, Wood Carving, Veneer and more
Lumber Grades Quartersawn (Figured)
Other Trade Names African Cherry, Baku, Abaku, Agamokwe

Makore Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
8/4 FAS Unselected Mix 4.00″ to 15.00″ 96.00″ to 144.00″ $25.00

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Sample Pictures of Makore

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.