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Durability: Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50, 80 mm

Trade Name: Iroko
Botanical Species: Chlorophora excelsa
Other Names:   Odum
Country of Origin: West Africa
Air Dry Density: 655kgs/m³
Durability:  Durable
Strength:  SD6


Requires reasonable care in kiln drying to avoid degrade.
It is variable in colour from yellow to fairly dark brown.
Grain is typically interlocked.
Texture is medium to coarse and even.
It has neither taste nor odour.
Darkens with age.
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 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.
It 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
Product Attributes:
Durable utility timber.
Yellow brown timber, darkening with age.
Veneers available.
Machines well with care.
Takes stains and polish well but may need grain filling.
Product Limitations:
Stone like calcareous deposits, which are sometimes present can cause tool damage.
Fixed widths not available.