iroko exposure series
note: because this wood has some yellow tint, I have my usual difficulty in getting the color exactly right and thus you'll see some slight variations in the colors here that are not due to the aging but due to inconsistencies in the lighting and color correction. The main point of the series, however (the difference between unexposed and exposed sections) is not seriously hurt by this inconsistency.
As you can see, two weeks of exposure causes a marked darkening of the color but another month makes no additional difference.
after 2 weeks with the right side exposed to direct sunlight (behind window glass) for several hours a day and the left side covered
one month --- color correction has resulted in unexposed section looking too green and exposed looking not quite red enough.
2 months --- color correction has resulted in unexposed section looking very accurate but exposed section looking too red