Tieghemella heckelii and closely related species
Tieghemella africana of the Family Sapotaceae
Makore, baku, abaku, agamokwe, douka, dumori.
Trees grow to heights of 180 to 200 feet with
trunk diameters of 4 to 10 feet. Average weight
is 39 pounds per cubic foot with a specific gravity
Wood has a high silica content, which can cause
blunting. Wood dries at a slow-to-moderate rate.
Experts suggest slow, careful seasoning, or drying,
to prevent problems. A kiln schedule of T10-D4S
for 4/4 stock and T8-D3S for 8/4 stock is
recommended. There is small movement in service.
The material works well with both hand and
power tools. The material finishes and takes
screws and nails well. It has good gluing properties
and heartwood is durable and extremely resistant
to preservative treatments.
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