> TRADE NAMES
It is known all over the world with the name of Makorè.
> ORIGINAL NAME
Dumori, Dimori, Makarou, M’ Babau – Ivory Coast
> GROWTH AREA
This tree grows along the Guinea Coast, in Ghana, In Nigeria, along the Ivory Coast and also in other areas of the west Africa.
> THECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
Sapwood is clear and narrow, completely different from heartwood that has a characteristic pink colour and tends towards reddish-brown, especially when the wood is old. It has a medium texture and an interlocking fibre that produces characteristic «moiré» effects, typical of this kind of wood.
> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
The specific weight of the wood dried on open air goes from 650 to 700 kg. for each m.c.
> DRYING METHOD
It is dried without difficulties. It only must be carried out slowly and at a constant temperature to prevent deformation and splitting.
> MAIN USES AND WORKING
Makorè can be worked without difficulty; its a not very hard wood even if sometimes the tools, especially the planes, tends to tendono a perdere il filo di taglio. It is easily sawn and stripped and for this reason is widely use in the plywood factories for controplaccati. Anyway, Makorè is a valuable wood, use in the furniture branch and for interior furnishings.