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''Chlorophor excelsa''; mvule; African teak; iroko (Fr.); câmbala (Port.)
 
''Chlorophor excelsa''; mvule; African teak; iroko (Fr.); câmbala (Port.)
  
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== Risks ==
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== Hazards and Safety ==
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* Susceptible to wood borers.   
 
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* Skin contact may cause irritation.
Susceptible to wood borers.   
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==Physical and Chemical Properties==
 
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* Heartwood is yellow to golden with dolor darkening over time; sapwood is a clearly paler yellow
Skin contact may cause irritation.
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* Grain is interlocked with open pores and a medium to coarse texture
 
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* Wood is durable and sometimes used as a substitute for teak
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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* Density = 41 ppcf
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==Working Properties==
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* Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations
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* Deposits of calcium carbonate are sometimes present, which can have a significant dulling effect on cutters
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* Glues and finishes well.
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==Resources and Citations==
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* The Wood Database: [https://www.wood-database.com/iroko/ Iroko]
  
 
* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965  Comment: 41 ppcf
 
* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965  Comment: 41 ppcf

Latest revision as of 09:16, 21 September 2022

Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)

Description

A wood produced from the Chlorophor excelsa tree native to Africa. Iroko is a medium weight wood with an open-grain texture. The color is a brown with yellow streaks. Iroko has been used for structures, ship building, cabinets, and furniture.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Chlorophor excelsa; mvule; African teak; iroko (Fr.); câmbala (Port.)

Risks

  • Susceptible to wood borers.
  • Skin contact may cause irritation.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Heartwood is yellow to golden with dolor darkening over time; sapwood is a clearly paler yellow
  • Grain is interlocked with open pores and a medium to coarse texture
  • Wood is durable and sometimes used as a substitute for teak
  • Density = 41 ppcf

Working Properties

  • Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations
  • Deposits of calcium carbonate are sometimes present, which can have a significant dulling effect on cutters
  • Glues and finishes well.

Resources and Citations

  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965 Comment: 41 ppcf
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: density=61 ppcf (0.98 g/cm3)

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