The wood is hard and of medium weight. It is variable in colour from yellow to fairly dark brown. Often used as a substitute for Teak. Grain is typically interlocked. The texture is medium to coarse and even. It has neither taste nor odour. Darkens with age.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation. GET A QUOTE
Botanical Name: Chlorophora excelsa
Other Names: Odum
Origin: West Africa
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Seasoning: Requires reasonable care in kiln drying to avoid degrade.
Working Qualities: Works with moderate ease with most hand and machine tools and finishes well. Stone-like calcareous deposits are sometimes present and these may cause damage to cutting edges. In planning quarter-sawn material the cutting angle should be reduced to 15┬║ to avoid picking up of the grain. It nails, screws and glues well. Although requiring a grain filler, the wood takes stain well and gives good results with polish. It can be cut into veneer and it has moderate steam bending qualities.
Uses: In the United Kingdom it is used for many purposes and is suitable for high-grade joinery, interior fittings, window frames, doors, staircases, heavy furniture and laboratory benches, bank and shop fittings, boat and vehicle building, wagon work and flooring. It is also suitable for piling, dock, and other constructional work. In the UK Iroko is often used as a substitute for Teak.
Price (1-10): 5


Availability: Available ex-stock in Random Widths in 25, 40, and 50mm thicknesses.
Stocked: Yes


Durability Above Ground: Durable


Density Air Dry: 655 kg/m3

Mechanical Properties

Modulus of Rupture: 90 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 9.4 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 55 MPa

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