Iroko

WOOD FEATURES

Botanic name:

Chlorophora excelsa

Milicia excelsa.


Commercial names:

Iroko, African teak

Location:

Tropical Africa

 

Wood Fitness:

Iroko is rated as Exterpark WFA.

 

Physical properties:

COLOR: yellow-brown to brown.

GRAIN: straight

DENSITY: 630-650-670 Kg/m³

HARDNESS: 4.0 semi-hard

CONTRACTION: moderate

CONTRACTION COEFFICIENT:

Volumetric: 10% (0.33-0.44)

Tangential: 5.5-5.8% (0.25-0.28)

Radial: 3.5-3.7% (0.13-0.19)

DURABILITY: moderately resistant against the action of fungi.

 

Mechanical properties:

Static bending - bending strenght: 96-120 N/mm²

Elasticity Module: 9.500 - 13.000 N/mm²

Axial compression: 50-70 N/mm²

Perpendicular compression: --

Shear stress: 7.0-12.4 N/mm²