Milicia excelsa

Iroko - West Africa


OriginWest Africa
AvailabilitySquare edged planks air dried /Kiln dried
ColourThe wood colour is initially yellow but darkens to a richer copper brown over time
  • Exterior joinery
  • Flooring
  • Ship building (planking and deck)
  • Cabinet work (high class furniture), current furniture or furniture component
  • Cooperage, stairs (inside)
  • Veneer for back or face of plywood, bridges (parts not in contact with water or ground)
  • Interior joinery, sliced veneer, interior panelling, turned goods, light carpentry, glued laminated
  • Veneer for interior of plywood
  • Vehicle or container flooring
DurabilityVery Durable
Density640 kg/m³ KD
Movement in ServiceMedium
Thicknesses5 to 10 cm

Width 150 to 400 mm

Length 2400 to 5000 mm

Basic Price LevelModerate-High: Contact for pricing
SummaryIroko does not require regular treatment with oil or varnish when used outdoors, although it is very difficult to work with tools as it tends to splinter easily and blunts tools very quickly.