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Iroko title
Origin of Wood Type:
Africa
Botanical Name:
Chlorophora excelsa
Specific Gravity:
.64
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Golden Brown- Dark Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Sometimes Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 15", flitch stock boards can be found up to 60" wide
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Boat Building, Flooring, Decking, and other uses
lumber Grades (?):

FAS, Flitch

Other Trade Names:

Kambala, Mvulu, Odum, Kambala, Tule, Intule, Moreira, Band

Description:

Iroko, also known as "African Teak", is a dense African timber with the properties of genuine Teak. It is lighter in color than Teak and finishes to a golden brown. The tree can grow quite large, I have seen logs forty feet long and five feet in diameter.
*Tan to golden brown
*Very durable outdoors
*Used in the boating industry
*Blunts tools

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