Iroko / African Teak // Chlorophora excelsa

Iroko / African Teak lumber wood, Chlorophora excelsa lumber for woodworking
"Iroko offers superb weathering properties and a wonderful earthy burnished-brown color. Consider it the best alternative to high-priced teak. Medium to coarse texture with an interlocking grain that often produces interesting patterns. Open pores could be filled for a smooth finish, or left alone for a natural texture. Expect the wood to work easily with both power and hand tools."
 
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.
Iroko / African Teak grows in Africa
map of where Iroko / African Teak grows
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 / African Teak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
 
Iroko / African Teak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Iroko 4/4 Lumber
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Iroko Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"
 
Iroko Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"
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Iroko Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
 
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Iroko Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
 
Iroko Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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