Grade Tab:- FAS – (First and Seconds).
Joinery – Exterior, Joinery – Interior, Cladding, Decking
3rd Party COC
West & Central Africa
Iroko has excellent strength properties, comparing well with teak, though weaker in bending and in compression along the grain
The timber dries well and fairly rapidly, with only a slight tendency to distortion and splitting
14% – 18% (+/- 2%)
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