Makore Realtec quarter cut wood veneer varies from a lighter pink to bright red, as well as reddish-brown. Fiddleback figure, heartwood varies from pinkish-red, to bright red to reddish-brown. Grain is straight, fine textured. Makore resembles African Mahogany (Khaya) but the texture is more fine. Sometimes called Cherry Mahogany or African Cherry, although Makore is not closely related to any of the species within the mahogany family.
Common Uses: Boat building and architectural panels, in addition to cabinetry, doors, flooring, furniture and musical instruments.
Other Names: Cherry Mahogany, African Cherry, Baku and Babu.
The Tree: Native to Africa, often reaching heights between 180-200 feet.
A Little History: “Makore butter” is popular in Africa as a cooking or seasoning oil and is often preferred to palm oil.
Makore Realtec is natural veneer, embossed with figure. Both figure and color remain constant throughout large Realtec sequences. Logs that have the most valued natural figure, fiddleback, are very rare. With Realtec, you can have fiddleback in continuous supply in addition to consistent pricing. Exclusive: We are the only distributor of Realtec in the United States and Canada.