Very workable wood. Cuts nice, routs nice and the finished golden hue is amazing. There is a lot of depth to Iroko when finished.
I shellacked with Zinsers 100% wax free. I like a little raised grain to my finished projects and this wood lends itself to a subtle texture.
If you like working with Oak try Iroko on your next project and I think you will be very pleased.
BTW... no stain needed to get that beautiful golden color!