Here at Vetraland Selective Timber we offer a wide range of different timber products that will be perfect for whatever project you’re working on. But stocking such a variety of timbers, we know that our customers will be able to find whatever they’re looking for, allowing us to become their one stop shop for all their timber needs. One of our favourite timbers that we offer is our Iroko timber, which is an African teak wood that has become incredibly popular for decking, fencing and furniture making over the last few decades. While oak has been the dominant timber for many years in the UK, the rich tones and strength of other timbers like iroko timber have proved themselves to be just as strong and useful. 

Iroko Timber

This is one of the most commonly asked questions that we get when our customers are looking for new timber. This is important because the colour and the grain of certain timbers needs to match whatever aesthetic our customer is looking for. Iroko timber is a commonly used timber because of its rich golden-brown colour that makes it really great for a warmer aesthetic. In many ways it has a similar aesthetic to oak but with a slightly deeper, richer colour. This means that it can look amazing in whatever setting you’re considering, from fences to decking to furniture, it is a really amazing choice.

Is it strong and durable?

Another reason why iroko timber is a popular choice is because it is very strong and durable. No one wants to have to continuously replace their timber because it has been wearing out and at times not choosing a durable enough timber can pose a future safety risk. As such, iroko timber is a great choice because it is very strong and durable. Because it comes from broadleaved, deciduous trees it stands the test of the weather and from constant use and movement. This leads to a huge amount of durability, with iroko timber furniture lasting as long as 100 years, which is a great investment for you to make. This means that it won’t get scratched or dented over time, no matter how busy your life is. This is so important for our customers who have busy households. Iroko timber can stand up against all those feet pattering, impromptu football matches, and furniture rearranges, whether you’re planning on putting the timber to use inside the house or out. Stable and seasoned iroko timber won’t shrink or warp either, ensuring that you continue to love whatever you’ve had made in the timber.

Want to find out more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about our iroko timber and the best ways for you to harness its strength and durability, then you can phone us today on 020 8858 6441 or email us at Our experts will be able to help you to find the perfect timber for you and whatever project you’re working on, whether you choose iroko timber or not.