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    rebeccahing
    Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:05:26 PM
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    Hi,

    We're converting a barn and annexe and are trying to decide whether to use idigbo for the windows or spend the extra for oak. From what I gather idigbo can be stained to look not dissimilar to oak but can anyone tell me how idigbo weathers in as some of the windows will be set against oak cladding?

    Many thanks!
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    Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:05:26 PM
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    Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:43:44 AM
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    Location: Devon
    Hi
    We use vast quantities of Oak and Idibo here at jf joinery. Yes the colour is similiar and both materials have a high tanin content so will di colour when in contact with metal.
    Idigbo is a poor substitute to Oak but much cheaper. It will paint or stain but we always advise if you are painting to use an alluminium primer first.
    Hope this helps
    John
    eye4detail
    Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 8:01:04 PM
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    Location: Somerset UK
    hi rebeccahing,
    just wondering if you put your idigbo windows in and how they are weathering? we are facing the same decision now with our barn conversion. We prefer oak of course but not the pricetag.....and i don't like the light oak stain they put on idigbo. Any thoughts most welcome...
    Aaron_Carter
    Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:43:54 AM
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    With two hands up I will say Oak. The perfect solution.

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    LJ1
    Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:58:23 PM
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    No doubt about it, Oak for me. I recently got oak cladding from http://vastern.co.uk/cladding and it looks superb. I have read that oak is also a lot more durable than Idigbo, so the extra cost is surely worth it!
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