Idigbo gates are definitely our favourite here at Wooden Gate Timber Products .
It offers a strong and very attractive finish. Similar in appearance to European Oak but has much less knots, splits and twists. Not to mention the price is much more manageable.
The colour of the timber does vary a little, mainly light in colour, it can sometime have darker tones but this does tend to even out once weathered.
Fairly lightweight around 520kgs per cubic metre.
Idigbo takes a stain well. It can be painted however as Idigbo is a fairly oily hardwood we would recommend using an aluminium based prime/undercoat to lock the tannins in the timber.
Idigbo makes great driveway gates and garden gates for nearly any application.