Iroko Cutting Board Strips

Iroko Cutting Board Strips

$11.00 ea.

1-4 $11.00 ea.
5+ $9.90 ea. (10% off)
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Iroko Cutting Board Strips

Why Choose Iroko?

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.

These cutting board strips are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be ripped or cut to make your own custom cutting board. You'll need 8-10 strips to build a 10"-15" wide cutting board.
What Size Is This?
Thickness 1-3/4"
Width 1-3/4"
Length 18"
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)

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

map of where Iroko tree grows
Iroko is an exotic wood from Africa

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.

color of Iroko
Color Range
Color varies from pale golden brown to dark chocolate brown.
the Iroko 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.
other names for Iroko
Other Names
African Teak, Moreira, Abang, Doussie, Mvule, Iroko, Mvuli, Kambala, Odum
uses for Iroko
Some Typical Uses
Boat building and marine work, furniture and cabinet work.

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