Iroko(scientific name: Miliciaexcelsa, M. regia; synonyms Chlorophoraexcelsa, C. regia), has a yellow to golden-brown heartwood. Its sapwood is pale yellow and distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium to coarse and has open pores and its grain is interlocked.
Iroko is commonly found in tropical Africa. It is very durable and is resistant to rot and insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
5,610 N(1,260 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
660 kg/m3(41 lbs/ft3)
Iroko is mostly easy to work with, although interlocked grain makes it prone to some tear-out during surfacing. If calcium carbonate deposits are present, they will have a significant dulling effect on cutters. It is good with glue and finishes well.