Also referred to as “African teak” or “Kambala”
Botanical Name: Milicia excelsa
Janka Hardness: 1260
Appearance: Heartwood often golden to medium brown; white sapwood clearly demarcated from heartwood. Moderately coarse texture. Darkens with age.
Properties: Interlocked grain; very resistant to rot and insects. Strong and durable, which makes it a desired option for outdoor use.
Finishing: Responds well to finishes. Often used with UV cured aluminum oxide finishes.
Applications: Veneer, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, cabinetry.
Did you know: Because of its similar appearance to Teak and its more affordable price, Iroko is an extremely popular alternative to Teak.