Does anybody know of a source for African iroko wood? I have to make an island top.
From contributor T:
Try exotichardwoods.com or woodworkerssource.net. They might know where. Also called African teak.
1) Looks nothing like teak.
2) Machines only somewhat similar to teak (due the hardness and densities being similar).
3) Not even distantly related. They are both trees. That's about it.
4) Teak oily. Iroko not.
You can glue Iroko with your standard wood glue (I use Titebond II or III depending on the application). You can finish it with anything without prior solvent cleaning. Looks great with a 2K poly. Takes a lot to fill the grain, but otherwise a very nice wood.