|A big pile of stickered Iroko acclimatising in the shop|
Picture from The Wood Database
It is also quite hard on the Janka scale (1,260 lbf) so might be suitable for a future workbench. However it is also very hard on tooling. There can be pockets of calcium carbonate in the wood and this has a blunting effect on tools.
I ordered 9 boards of 10" x 4/4 x 9 1/2 feet (250 x 25 x 2950mm) and 4 boards of 10" x 8/4 x 8 feet (250 x 50 x 2450mm) and they were delivered after a long delay (the supplier was inept and I will think twice about using them again). This is sufficient for all four doors and I have included a 25% to 30% contingency.
I have the boards on the floor of the shop at the moment to let them acclimatize.
|4/4 and 8/4 Iroko stock and some premilled WRC T&G|
|A few of the milled uprights for the gates made from 8/4 Iroko|