Iroko

Also referred to as “African teak” or “Kambala”

Botanical NameMilicia 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.