Durable, but will benifit 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.
Please see a few examples of iroko gates we have made and installed around the Uk.
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