Iroko wood is the wood of the Iroko tree that originates from Tropical Africa. Iroko wood is a hardwood; it is tough, dense, and very durable. It is light yellow in colour when freshly cut, turning to golden brown when exposed to light. It is often used as a Teak substitute, which it resembles both in colour and in grain. Sometimes it's even called Teak, but the Iroko is unrelated to the Teak family. Given the high prices of genuine Teak, Iroko could be considered a low-cost alternative.
Iroko has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. It has a strength that rivals that of Teak with a decay and insect resistant composition, which makes it particularly well-suited for a variety of outdoor applications.