Reclaimed French Oak and Local Hardwood Wagon boards
These boards were originally used in plank wagons such as below
A former Great Western Railway "Toad" brake van
The first wagons were just open boxes but covered vans were added from the 1860s and a wide range of special wagons were eventually built to handle many specialised traffics. Towards the end of its existence these were all painted in a grey livery, but before that both black and red had been used at different times.
Old French Oak Wagon Boards
Widths : between 51/2 and 8 inch
Thickness: 1 ¾ inch
Length between 8 and 9 FOOT
Original Oak Wagon Boards
Represents wood from French Railway Wagons used during the period 1898-1948
Reclaimed French Oak Wagon Boards
We often finds interesting antiques while traveling around Europe and around the world. This flooring is reclaimed French Oak Wagon Boards. It has an unusual patina on the boards French oak railway wagon boards, partially finished is a great step towards easy re-use. We saw them down to approx. 2cm thick, retaining the surface with worn patina. This surface is then mechanically brushed and burnished, with typical marks, knocks and even burns therefore attenuated into characteristic “worn” features.