Iroko

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Scientific Name: Milicia excelsa
Location: Tropical Africa
Dried Weight: 41lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,260lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,850lbf /in2

 

Iroko has a heartwood that is usually yellow to golden or medium brown color, which will darken with age. The grain is interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Iroko is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with even though it has a blunting effect on cutters. It glues and finishes well.

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