Formal Name: Milicia excelsa
Color: Sapwood is typically a pale brown. Heartwood can vary from a light golden-brown to a dark brown and tends to darken over time. There can be dark spots or streaks (which are calcium carbonate deposits).
Workability: Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations. Also, deposits of calcium carbonate are sometimes present, which can have a significant dulling effect on cutters. Iroko glues and finishes well.
Physical Properties: Medium density wood with medium shock resistance and compression values, as well as a medium steam-bending classification. Low stiffness value.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior