Idigbo Cut to Size

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Estimated dispatch 15/12/2023

Derived from West Africa, our Cut-To-Size Idigbo Timber is a hardwood that has a strength and stiffness comparable to oak wood at a far more affordable price and available cut-to-size at Woodshop Direct. Features a straight to irregular grain and a slightly coarse and uneven texture with a yellow-brown appearance. This wood choice also resists moisture and is fairly resistant against insect attack.

Idigbo is a popular timber for many uses, with good workability for a range of different applications. Can be used effectively with hand and machine tools, without dulling blade edges. The timber is also reasonably good at taking glues, nails and screws while staining and responding well to finishing treatments.

Name: Terminalia ivorensis

Uses: Doors and windows, internal and external joinery, furniture, decorative projects, paneling, cabinets, veneer, sporting goods, garden furniture, decking, interior trim.

Country of Origin:Found in areas of Central Africa and predominantly in West Africa; Idigbo grows in Cameroon to Sierra Leone as well as Ghana, Guinea and the Ivory Coast to name a few places.

Woodshop’s Preferred Finish: Rustins Danish Oil

Durability: Moderately Durable (10 - 15 years)

Density: 560 Density (Kg/m³) - The density of Idigbo can vary by 20% or more.

Colour(s): Ranging from yellow to light brown.

The Timber: This tropical hardwood is visually identifiable by its pale yellow-brown heartwood with grain textures that are comparable to oak. The grain varies from straight to irregular, or even interlocking, and is texturally medium to coarse. It is a versatile all-round choice for furniture, high-quality joinery, decorative woodworking projects and exterior projects.

Strength: Good durability and highly resistant to preservative treatment; Our Idigbo cut-to-size hardwood is a solid and long-lasting choice with medium hardness and medium weight. It holds up very well to everyday wear and tear, making it a brilliant choice for furniture.

Working Qualities: Described as having a good level of workability, it can be used effectively with hand and machine tools without dulling blade edges. The timber is also fairly good at taking glues, nails and screws while staining and responding well to finishing treatments. Idigbo also offers resistance to warping and bending.

With a colour ranging from yellow to light brown, Idigbo has a relatively straight grain and medium to fairly coarse texture. It can be easily machined or cut with hand tools and has a lovely, clean finish.

Uses: Internal, External

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Delivery Information

  • Express delivery on all orders once machined.
  • Click & Collect is available from our Falmouth store.
  • All orders are expertly packed to ensure against damages.
  • Delivery costs will be automatically calculated using the weight, size and delivery location of your order so delivery rates will vary. 

Palletised Delivery Information

  • Due to the size and weight of goods, some items will be sent via a roadside palletised delivery.
  • We will contact you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient weekday delivery.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is unable to access/vacate your premises or pull-up outside the property (restricted access) your pallet may be sent on a ‘Book-In’ service, which means your local depot will contact you and arrange a date and suitable delivery transport with you. Your local delivery depot will call the next working day after dispatch to book the delivery with you for delivery within 5 working days.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is able to access your premises and pull up outside the property, your pallet can be delivered on the next weekday suitable for you. Please let us know by 11:00 am the day before, so that we can dispatch in time. 
  • Please be aware, if a forklift is unavailable at the delivery address (e.g. a residential address) people will be required to unload from the pallet by hand. This is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

  • We use a third-party courier service who have a strict policy on abuse or harassment towards their drivers. In any case where there is abuse or harassment, the driver is within their rights to refuse delivery.

  • It is your responsibility to dispose of all packaging and pallets, this is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

Please download Pallettrack's Home Delivery guide for more information on their roadside delivery service.



  • If you wish to arrange a collection with a courier of your choice then we are more than happy to package the goods for you. Please email us your full cutting list for specific prices and estimated weight and dimensions.
  • Contactless collection is an option for any order. Our collections take place at our workshop in Falmouth, Cornwall between the hours of 9 am-4 pm any weekday excluding bank holidays.
  • We will contact you once the goods are ready to collect, so a convenient timeslot can be arranged. 

Returns should be sent to the following address:

Sprucewool Ltd 
Bickland Business Centre
Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
Bickland Water Road
TR11 4SN

Please see our full returns policy in our terms of supply document (Clause 9)