Scientific Name: Milicia excelsa
Typically found in Tropical Africa, Iroko’s heartwood is usually a yellow / golden or medium brown, with color getting darker over time. Pale yellow sapwood can be clearly told apart from the heartwood.
The grain Iroko has a medium texture, with open pores and a slightly interlocked grain.
Working Properties: It is easy to work, despite its slightly interlocked grain, with occasional deposits of calcium carbonate which could effect cutting slightly. In terms of gluing an finishing, it is considered good.
Rot Resistance: Iroko is very durable, and is resistant to both rot and insect attack; it’s sometimes used as a substitute for Teak.