iroko

Iroko

Family: MORACEAE
Scientific name: Chlorophora excelsa
Pilot Name: Iroko

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Stairs (inside) / Interior joinery / Ship building / Glued laminated / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Bridges (no water contact)

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Yellow brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,64 0,06
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,44% 0,07%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 5,4% 0,7%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Durable
Use class: Class 3 – Outside

DRYING

Drying rate: Normal
Risk of distortion: Sligth risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: No risk or very slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct