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Makoré, Macoré is an African wood (Tieghemella heckelii) that resembles mahogany at first glance. Native to the West African coast, it was for a long time one of the most exported woods in Africa, its good properties making the wood a popular workwood both as veneer and solid. The trunks often have knot-free lengths of 30 metres, diameters of approx. 1-2 metres are not uncommon and make the wood a sought-after export timber. Its appearance is reddish like many mahogany woods, but makoré tends to be somewhat more close-grained than these, although at approx. 850 kg/m3 it is harder and heavier than the latter. The wood is uniformly dense and elastic, its uses range from furniture, panelling, veneer panels and plywood for boat building or for windows, doors as well as in interior finishing for stairs, furniture parts, parquet and wall panelling.Often there are individual, beautifully grained trunks, whose wavy grain as well as alternating twisted growth are sought-after grains for veneer production. These grains are also known as moiré and pommelé.