Iroko (Milicia excelsa)An African Hardwood with a yellow to golden or medium brown heartwood, which tends to darken over time. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. With a medium to course texture with open pores and an interlocked grain.
Rot resistance: Iroko is very durable and is resistant to both rot and insect attack. It is sometimes used as a subsitute for Teak.
Workability: Generally easy to work with (interlocking grain may cause some tearout during surfacing operations). Occasionally deposits of calcium carbonate may be present which can have a dulling effect on cutters. Iroko glues and finishes well.
Average dried weight: 41lbs/ft3 (660kg/m3)
Average density: 660kg/m3