Iroko Wood Countertops, Bar Tops, Butcher Block Countertops
Iroko Wood Countertops are often used for a substitute for teak.
Description: Iroko Wood Countertops are often used for a substitute for teak. It is sometimes referred to as African Teak. Iroko is very durable. It is almost as durable as teak, but it doesn’t have the same stability. Iroko is extremely light in color when initially manufactured. It quickly darkens to an even darker brown honey color.
Alternate Trade Names: Kambala, Lusanga, Moreira, Rokko, Odum, African Teak
Origin: East and West Africa
Color: The sapwood is yellow-white. The heart wood is golden-orange to brown.
Grain: The grain is moderately interlocked
Janka Hardness: 1260
Iroko is typically used for furniture, boat and ship building, laboratory benches
Iroko Facts: Iroko is typically used for furniture, boat and ship building, laboratory benches, ply wood, wall paneling, decorative veneer, mouldings, carving, piles and other marine work. In the 1990s it was used for a part of the txalaparta. Txalaparta is a Basque musical instrument which is made of wooden boards.