Iroko

Iroko has heartwood that varies from a pale yellowish brown to dark chocolate brown with lighter markings most conspicuous on flat-sawn surfaces. It is sapwood is yellowish white and is clearly demarcated. It is texture is medium to coarse with an interlocked and sometimes irregular grain. It has a slightly greasy feel and is odorless.

Overview

Heartwood is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

Available Thickness:
1" (25mm), 2" (50mm), 3" (80mm).

Price*: $$$$$

Working Properties

Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations. Also, deposits of calcium carbonate are sometimes present, which can have a significant dulling effect on cutters. Iroko glues and finishes well.

Durability

Heartwood is very durable and is resistant to termite and marine borer attack as well. Sapwood is liable to powder-post beetle attack.
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Main Uses

Boat Building, Domestic Flooring, Furniture, Cabinet work and Shop fittings.

Decking
Doors
Flooring
Furniture
Pergolas & Fencing
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing

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