Iroko Gates

Iroko is a strong, very durable Hardwood of attractive appearance and small movement. We can laminate the timber if requested to improve its qualities to produce a truly impressive long lasting iroko gate.

Average shade of Iroko
Average shade of Iroko

Durable, but will benefit from a regular protective coating of OSMO oil. Iroko Gates can also be painted.

Chlorophora excelsa and C. regia.  Iroko is a highly durable timber with a medium oily texture.  It is frequently referred to as African Teak due to its durability and appearance. Iroko has a wide distribution in tropical Africa, found from Sierra Leone in the west to Tanzania in the east.  Iroko  confined to West Africa where it occurs from Senegal to Ghana.  The wood colour is initially yellowish-brown, darkening to a much richer, golden brown over time. Typically the timber weighs around 660kg/m3.

Iroko Gates examples

Please see a few examples of iroko gates we have made and installed around the UK.

If you would prefer to have a much more durable gate, then perhaps you should think of investing in a European Oak gate!  We now even offer Aluminium Gates in a wood effect finishes!!

NOTE sometimes we may need to use laminated timber to obtain the correct dimensions

**Wooden Gate Timber Products Ltd do not recommend to leave any timber untreated open to the elements as this is classed as abuse. Information is on the timber lasting but protection is to reduce expansion/contraction

Types of Wooden Gate

Oak Gates

Oak Gates Oak Gates have great strength and hardness. Extremely attractive in its natural state, with a clear treatment….

Iroko Gates

Iroko Gates Iroko is a strong, very durable Hardwood of attractive appearance and small movement. We can laminate…

Siberian Larch wooden gates

Siberian Larch wooden gates Siberian Larch used for wooden gates As the name suggests the timber for our…


IDIGBO Idigbo gates are definitely our favourite here at Wooden Gate Timber Products . It offers a strong and…

Cedar Gates

Cedar Gates Cedar Gates are renowned for their high decay-resistance. Very light weight and stable, great for wooden…

Softwood Gates – Redwood

Softwood Gates – Redwood Softwood  is often referred to as  Redwood or Pine.  It is classed as a…