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Iroko Kambala

Iroko Kambala

Janka Hardness 1260 (what's this? )
Iroko/Kambala is the same hardness as Red Oak (1260 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Iroko Kambala
  • Botanical Name
    Chloraphora, excelsa
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Iroko, Kambala
  • Origin
    Africa
  • Description
    Iroko/Kambala wood has features with an open pore, interlocked, sometimes irregular graining and a medium to coarse texture.
  • Stability
    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.

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