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Iroko
Kambala Chlorophora excelsa
Appearance

Color: Light to medium brown when newly installed; has a significant color change and turns to brown/dark brown over time.

Grain: Interlocked medium to coarse texture.

Species & Grade Variations: Dramatic difference between quartersawn and flatsawn products.

Properties

Hardness (Janka): 1260 (2% softer than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (3.8; 66% more stable than Northern red oak).

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Somewhat stringy—may split and splinter when resanding or ripping.

Sanding: No known problems.

Suggested Sequence:

  • First Cut: 50 at a 7-15 degree angle with the grain
  • Second Cut: 60 or 80 straight with the grain
  • Third Cut: 100
  • Hard Plate: 120
  • First Screen: 100
  • Second Screen: 120

Nailing: No known problems.

Finishing: Staining and/or bleaching this species may be difficult. No finish compatibility problems are known.

Comments: Dust is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions.

Origin
Africa.
Availability

Moderately available.

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