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Iroko

Iroko Species 

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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Appearance

Color:  Light to medium brown when newly installed; has a significant color change and turns to brown/dark brown over time.

Grain:  Interlocked medium to coarse texture.

Variations:  Dramatic difference between quartersawn and flatsawn products.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Somewhat stringy - may split and splinter when resanding or ripping.

Sanding: No known problems.

Nailing: No known problems.

Finishing: Staining and/or bleaching this species may be difficult. No finish compatibility problems are known.
 
Comments Dust is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions. Origin: Africa

Properties

Hardness/Janka: 1260 (2% softer than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (3.8; 66% more stable than Northern red oak).

Durability: Availability

Moderately available.
 

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