Iroko , irregular name: African golden wood, produced in tropical Africa.
The wood has a small drying shrinkage and a medium weight.
Sapwood yellow and white, 5cm wide. The new section of the heartwood is yellow or light brown, which becomes golden brown after being placed in the air for a long time. The heartwood and the sapwood are slightly different. The growth wheel was not obvious. The wood has the gloss.
Overall processing performance is outstanding, but the board with "stony" will produce adverse effects on the processing tools. Excellent adhesive, nailing and tenoning performance. It has a fine surface after sanding, but it is generally necessary to fill the holes with filler.
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
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Full Stave: 800-4200x80-1500x18-50mm
Finger joint: 300-5000x100-1500x18-60mm