USES: Boat Building, Furniture, Architectural Millwork, Doors, Flooring. Teak Substitute.
ORIGINS: West Coast of Africa primarily Ivory Coast, Gabon and the Cameroons
BOTANICAL NAME: Chlorophora excela
COMMON NAME: African Teak
COLOR DETAILS: Sapwood is yellowish white, Heartwood can be either dark chocolate brown to light tan color
WEIGHT: approx 4 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Carbide Tips recommended, machines well but with some tearing of interlocked grain. Can be a challenge to glue.
Iroko Lumber for Sale
Although unrelated to Teak, Iroko is one of 2 species referred to as African Teak. The other specie that is called African Teak is Afrormosia. The general apperance as well the ability to use in outdoor applications make Iroko a good substitute for Teak.