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Iroko / African Teak // Chlorophora excelsa

Since Iroko has good weathering properties, it's a decent substitute for teak and even shares a similar color range. Medium to coarse texture with an interlocking grain that often produces interesting patterns. Open pores requires filling for a smooth finish. Works pretty easily with both power and hand tools.
Iroko / African Teak grows in Africa
map of where Iroko / African Teak grows
color of Iroko / African Teak
Color Range
Color varies from pale golden brown to dark chocolate brown.
other names for Iroko / African Teak
Other Names
African Teak, Moreira, Abang, Doussie, Mvule, Iroko, Mvuli, Kambala, Odum
uses for Iroko / African Teak
Some Typical Uses
Boat building and marine work, furniture and cabinet work.
the Iroko / African Teak tree
What's the Tree Like?
The tree is quite large and may reach 160 feet in height. The bole is straight, cylindrical, and may be clear of branches to 80 feet. Logs usually average about 30" diameter.
Weight

4.08

lbs /Bd. Ft.
13.97% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1540

Janka Rating
19.38% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.78

Specific Gravity
21.88% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak


Iroko / Af. Teak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
Iroko / Af. Teak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$9.00 ea.
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Iroko 4/4 Lumber
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Iroko 4/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet
Iroko 8/4 Lumber
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Iroko 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Iroko 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Iroko Cutting Board Strips
Iroko Cutting Board Strips
$11.00 ea.