Iroko , irregular name: African golden wood, produced in tropical Africa.
The wood has a small drying shrinkage and a medium weight.
Smell safety: no special smell. Commonly used as a substitute for teak, it is widely used in high-grade indoor and outdoor fine wood processing, counters and wooden tables, carvings, turning products, also used for making frames, thresholds, doors, shipbuilding, cabinets; Parks, garden benches, plywood and paneling.
Common Name(s): Iroko
Scientific Name: Milicia excelsa, M. regia (syn. Chlorophora excelsa, C. regia)
Distribution: Tropical Africa
Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (660 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .55, .66
Janka Hardness: 1,260 lbf (5,610 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 12,700 lbf/in2 (87.6 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,360,000 lbf/in2 (9.38 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,840 lbf/in2 (54.0 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 2.8%, Tangential: 3.8%, Volumetric: 8.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.4