Iroko/Kambala is the same hardness as Red Oak (1260 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
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Iroko/Kambala wood has features with an open pore, interlocked, sometimes irregular graining and a medium to coarse texture.
Iroko/Kambala demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Iroko/Kambala has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Iroko/Kambala exhibits an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening from a bright gold color when freshly milled to a medium brown color once fully oxidized.
- Color Range
Iroko/Kambala wood features yellowish white sapwood and yellowish brown to deep brown heartwood.