House Signs made using Iroko Wood

iroko trees

The Iroko tree comes from the west coast of Africa and is a hardwood tree that has been known to live up to 500 years. house signs made from Iroko wood are a popular choice with customers due to its natural teak appearance as well as being very durable and robust.

Iroko wood can be natural to hand carve into various designs and logos; however, due to its natural interlocked grains, it can cause tears while being engraved but can often produce unique patterns itself. Iroko signs are best used externally instead of indoor signs as Iroko timber is stable, extremely durable and can be left untreated in weather conditions.

The colour of Iroko can vary from yellow to a golden brown and tends to be naturally oily due to its oily nature; there is little maintenance needed with this type of wood In the UK, Iroko is usually harder to purchase than any other wood material due to trading laws with Africa, which leaves it to be an expensive type of timber..

Iroko Wood Signs Weather Easier than Stone

If you’re looking for a house sign that is immune or less likely to be damaged by weathering, then we recommend you take a look at other materials because house signs made from stone are going need to a lot less maintenance than wood and will last much longer.

Picking a House Sign Company

If you are currently in the process of attempting to find a good house sign company then we recommend you check out our guide on how to find a reputable house sign company?.

The Pros & Cons of a House Sign made from Iroko

The Pros
  • Strong
  • Weather resistant
  • Dries quickly
The Cons
  • Can easily split
  • Interlocked grains
  • Expensive
  • Extremely difficult to purchase
  • Cutting trees down unnecessarily results in loss of habitat for animal species and may increase the likelihood of flooding in local areas.

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