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Figured Makoré Wood Veneer

Makore VeneerA mature makoré ('mak-or-ray') tree can grow up to 50 feet tall and 4 foot in diameter. The warm tones found in this veneer species make a perfect complement to many other wood species. We offer makoré veneer in several grain patterns. Curly or "mottled" makoré is abundant but we also have quilted and other figured makoré veneers in stock from time to time. This species is similar to sapele in grain and texture but with a slightly darker brown tone.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer, which can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

Common Name:
  Macoré, African Cherry, African Mahogany, Baku, Abaku, Agamokwé
Scientific Name:
  Tieghemella heckelii
  Reddish brown with occasional pink hues
  West Africa (Liberia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon)
  Primarily hard
  Fine, even texture
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:

Many years ago, the spread of this tree was largely due to the transport of seeds in the digestive tract of elephants and other forest animals. These creatures not only provide a means of movement but their "droppings" also leave a fertile mound for the seed to begin life.

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