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post #9 of Old 09-14-2007
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Iroko, to me, is vastly more beautiful than teak. The downside with Iroko is that the soft grain will severely erode if left 'bare' .... very deep erosion of the soft sections; plus, its more 'moisture porous' than teak so if the piece is not fully 'encapsulated' it will swell/shrink (by moisture uptake) and that is perhaps why that most of the 'modern' coatings simply flake off or 'lift' from Iroko after a few months.
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