Iroko

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Grade Overview:- FAS - (First and Seconds).

Properties
BOTANICAL NAMEChlorophora excelsa, Chlorophora regia
DENSITY
DISTRIBUTION C. excelsa has a wide distribution in tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone in the west, toTanzania 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 well with teak, though weaker in bending and in compression along the grain
STORAGE ADVICE Under Cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Cladding, 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 grain to pick up due to interlocked grain, and a reduction of cutting angle to 15° 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.
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 months
Iroko
ProductCodeStockedEnvironmental Credentials
KD 3rd Party
26mmH0005704Y3rd Party COC
26 x 150mmH0006457Y3rd Party COC
26 x 200mmH0006458Y3rd Party COC
26 x 225mmH0006676Y3rd Party COC
26 x 305mmH0006701Y3rd Party COC
34mmH0006280Y3rd Party COC
40mmH0005712Y3rd Party COC
40 x 150mmH0006702Y3rd Party COC
52mmH0005712Y3rd Party COC
65mmH0005719Y3rd Party COC
78mmH0005721Y3rd Party COC
78 x 225mmH0006563Y3rd Party COC
102mmH0005724Y3rd Party COC