Iroko

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Properties
BOTANICAL NAMEChlorophora excelsa, Chlorophora regia
DENSITY
DISTRIBUTION C.excelsa has a wide distribution in tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone in the west, to Tanzania in the east. C.regia is confined to West Africa, where it occurs from Senegal to Ghana. There does not appear to be any significant difference between the timber of the two species.
DRYING The timber dries well and fairly rapidly, with only a slight tendency to distortion and splitting
DURABILITY Durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS FSC & 3rd Party COC
MOISTURE CONTENT 14% - 18% (+/- 2%)
ORIGIN West & Central Africa
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Iroko has excellent strength properties, comparing with teak, though weaker in bending and in compression along the grain
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month
STORAGE ADVICE KD Under Cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Decking
WORKING QUALITIES Medium to difficult - Iroko works fairly well with most tools, though with some dulling effect on their cutting edges, especially when calcareous deposits are prevalent. On quarter-sawn stock, there is a tendency for the grain to pick up due to interlocked grain, and a reduction of cutting angle to 15 degrees is usually necessary to obtain a smooth surface. An excellent finish can be obtained if the grain is filled. It takes nails and screws well, and can be glues satisfactorily.
Iroko
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