Overview Of Iroko Wood
Heartwood is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Working Properties Of Iroko Wood
Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations. Also, deposits of calcium carbonate are sometimes present, which can have a significant dulling effect on cutters. Iroko glues and finishes well.
Main Uses Of Iroko Wood
- Boat Building
- Domestic Flooring
- Cabinet work and Shop fittings