iroko wood


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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Characteristics of Iroko

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Chlorophora excelsa
Specific Gravity 0.64
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 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Boat Building, Flooring, Decking, and other uses
Lumber Grades FAS, Flitch
Other Trade Names African Teak, Kambala, Mvulu, Odum, Kambala, Tule, Intule, Moreira, Band
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