A timber for which references are confirming the use of a depth of thousands of years! Man, because of the easy processing, durability and quality, used it for their roofing, clothing and many other applications in everyday life.
Its development reaches 45-60m height and circumference of 2,4m, although often answered in more bulky form. The greatest cedar in the world is located in Washington’s Olympic National Park, in America, measuring 22m. height 55m. region and more than 2000 years of age!
Today, continuing its long history, finds application in various areas of the building, like external lining, joists for walls, ceilings, columns, beams, doors, cabinets, indoor and outdoor furniture and other objects of everyday.
Iroko is a timber in shades of golden-orange, responding with comfort in structures exposed to weather, but not excluding the equal use indoors and that is why it finds application in wooden shipbuilding, external and internal frames, internal and external cladding, floor constructions, decks, ladders, boats and ships, outdoor furniture, bench laboratories, as it is very resistant to chemical reagents. At the market it is available in the form of sawn timber and veneer.
The wood is referred to moderately hard. It can be compared with Teak in most properties and exhibits good dimensional stability while maintaining its form even after the construction. The heartwood is of high endurance. It is easy in processing both with machine and hand tools, and is a material that allows a high aesthetical and quality outcome when finished.
It has good resistance to static bending and compressive strength and moderate toughness and impact and stains very easily. It has increased photosensitivity resulting in quick changeof color when used in outdoor constructions.
21mm x 120mm, 21mm x 142mm, 35mm x 130mm, 35mm x 150mm, 42mm x 42mm, 50mm x 130mm, 50mm x 150mm, 130mm x 130mm, 150mm x 150mm
A beautiful timber, ideal for both internal and mainly outdoor use, because of its physical endurance when exposed to the weather conditions and in contact with acidic materials. Concequently it is used in wooden shipbuilding, furniture, floors, exterior decks, cladding etc. In nature it is available in a variety of golden-brown shades covering a wide range of uses of high aesthetics. A heavy wood(610 – 690 kg / m3) and hard Straight grain with a rough and uneven texture, oily to the touch and sometimes with white shiny deposits. It grows in Burma and India in genuine and in Southeast Asia in A. And D. Africa and Caribbean.
Hard wood, medium density with medium bending strength, high compressive strength and low impact strength and cleavage. Resistant to fire and acids and exhibits dimensional stability. A wood with moderate behavior in curvature with steaming.It shows moderate resistance during treatment, but results in a very good paint finish and especially with oily materials
20mm x 120mm, 20mm x 140mm
Either for the sake of the pursuit of diversity, or even due to lack of material, people have always entered the logic of reuse of wood.
By the time going by, the timber, since “live” retains much of its properties, or even improves. Wood formed in any structure exposed to weather conditions such as a shutter, or the walls of a barn, now having completed their term as such, are for many the most excellent raw material to create something new.
Thus, the shutter will be a perfect surface for a painting, or a table to accommodate friends to some veranda. The walls of the old barn, will be converted into furniture or decorative and utilitarian objects, a pergola, a roof, a door.
An entire sector in the field of architecture and interior design today is dedicated to the old wood, which is gaining ground thanks to the charm and the mystery attaches to any construction.
But now that the requirements of architectural and decorative trends are more demanding, technology and science have made it possible that we can speak of aged wood. That new material, treated to acquire the appearance and texture of the old.
Iroko, pine, teak, cedar, Oregon, merandi, are just some of the timber in which the aging process is applicable where the specific characteristics of any kind, make them ideal for satisfying the end user desires.