Iroko Wood Countertops and Table Tops


General Description:

Iroko is an open pored wood that is mildly lusterous and has been used as a teak substitute. As it ages it is similar in color to teak.

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Janka Hardness



Iroko exhibits a medium range of color variation once it has fully aged. As it ages from fresh cut to fully aged, it will vary greatly in color. The sapwood is yellowish white in color while the heartwood is golden-orange to brown in color. Lighter vessel lines are conspicuous on flat sawn surfaces. Large deposits of calcium carbonate, with darker colored surrounding material are usually present. Yellow bands of soft tissue are reported to form a zig-zag pattern on all surfaces.

Color Change:

Iroko exhibits an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening from a bright gold color when freshly milled to a medium brown color once fully oxidized.


The grain is moderately interlocked.


It is a very heavy wood, is high in density and durable.


Stains well after surface preparation.