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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

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