Is Iroko harder than oak?
European oak has an impressive dry density of 675kg/m³, compared with 660kg/m³ for iroko — both are exceptionally strong, scratch-resistant and stable species.
What kind of wood is Iroko?
iroko wood, wood of the iroko tree (Chlorophora excelsa), native to the west coast of Africa. It is sometimes called African, or Nigerian, teak, but the iroko is unrelated to the teak family. The wood is tough, dense, and very durable.
Is Iroko good for outdoor use?
Iroko timber is produced from the wood of the Iroko tree, which originates from the west coast of Africa. The timber is very durable and is used for outdoor gates and other forms of infrastructure.
Does Iroko wood go grey?
Iroko will grey off like teak but so will every other wood as it gets bleached by the sun.
Where to buy Iroko wood in the UK?
iWood – The premier supplier of Iroko wood in the UK. Sawn to Size Iroko is ideal if you don’t have the facility to cut timber down in-house. At iWood Timber Merchants have built our reputation on supplying quality timber, ensuring you have the greatest percentage of usable Iroko timber possible from your order.
Is Iroko a good teak alternative?
Comments: Given the high prices of genuine Teak, Iroko could be considered a low-cost alternative. The wood is stable, durable, and has an overall look that somewhat resembles Teak.
Why choose sawn to size Iroko?
At iWood Timber Merchants have built our reputation on supplying quality timber, ensuring you have the greatest percentage of usable Iroko timber possible from your order. Sawn to Size Iroko is ideal if you don’t have the facility to cut timber down in-house. Our cut to size timber is untreated and is dried in kilns to remove moisture content.
How much does it cost to order timber from Iwood?
Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £750.00 ex VAT (£900.00 inc VAT). A rough-sawn timber product cut to your sizes.