Botanical name :Milicia ssp.
Weight :650 kg/m3
Origin :Africa


The stated weight (kg/m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx.12%. The botanical name of Iroko is Milicia ssp. (Milicia Excelsa and Milicia Regia). Iroko is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. It could be described as very durable and strong wood. Also important to notice: It is stable in service (natural shrinkage & expansion).

The just sawn heartwood tends to be yellowish, occasionally with dark brown streaks. Over time, these colors turn into dark brown or golden brown. Its demarcated sapwood is light-colored. Sometimes, Iroko has got to deal with the natural lack called compression wood. Compression wood could be characterized by darker color, glassy appearance, relatively wide and eccentric annual rings, shorter vascular elements, and excessive uneven shrinkage. It is formed as part of the gravitropic response of trees and shrubs, and generally occurs in leaning stems.

The quality of Iroko depends a lot on its growth area and therefore also on the supplier of Iroko. Moreover, provided there are no calcium carbonate deposits present is it fairly easy to work with.


Interesting facts

*Iroko is often deceptively appointed as a kind of teak, because it is almost similar in appearance to Iroko. The wood is stable, durable and has an overall look that somewhat resembles Teak. However, Iroko could be considered as a low-cost alternative.


Iroko (Sq. eged - Kiln dried)

 Even if the wood type or dimensions you are looking for are not mentioned, we would be happy to hear your request. Perhaps the stock has changed or we expect / realize the dimensions in question in the (short) term.



Thickness (mm)

27 / 40 / 52 / 65 / 80 mm

Widths (mm)

Fixed widths

Random widths



Sq. edged Iroko - KD, quality: FAS, Thickness: 40 mm

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Sq. edged Iroko - KD, Click the picture to enlarge. (© Homé Hout, 2021)