Common Names: Iroko, African Teak

Region: Tropical Africa

Janka Hardness: 1,190 lbf

Description: Heartwood is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time. Iroko has a medium to coarse texture, with open pores and an interlocked grain. Iroko is very durable and is resistant to both rot and insect attack. It can be a substitute for genuine teak.

Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding, and turned items.