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French Oak Sleeper (Rustic)

Out chemical free, long life French Oak Sleepers will enhance any landscaping project. Our Sleepers are sourced from Tarteret, 150km, south-east of Paris. A premier Oak sawmill in France it draws its timber from managed forests in the Champagne and Burgundy regions.

Recognised for its quality, this source of Oak has been used extensively in the restoration of the Notre Dame. QEH stock Sleepers are graded rustic and are available in 100mm by 200mm by 2400mm.

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The oak is rustic in nature and has not been treated with chemicals, does contain knots, splits, colour variations and does not meet QP grading standards. Rustic Oak can be expected to last circa 20 years in a landscaping application where it is exposed to in-ground moisture. Treatments, regular cleaning and good ventilation can be expected to extend the life to 40 years or more. Colour variations are to be expected.

A durability class 2 timber, French Oak can be expected to give a long service over decades in above ground applications. It is good choice for outside applications such as gate posts, pergolas, seats, benches and timber framed traditional Oak buildings, European Oak is dense, tough and durable. A guide to Oaks relative strength to other widely used timbers can be judged in the table below.

French Oak Sleeper (Rustic)

Treatment is optional. If left, European Oak will silver over time with exposure to UV sunlight. Freshly planed it has an attractive honey Oak finish. Treatment with any of the popular finishes will give excellent results.

Beams as ordered are rustic and will contain knots, blemishes, splits and cracks. They are preferred for non-structural landscaping applications as they are chemical free and have a longer life than chemically treated softwoods.

QEH stock higher grade Green Oak Beams suitable for many applications and can be viewed in our Cork showroom. Cut, planed to size beams are also available.

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French Oak Sleeper (Rustic)

100mm x 200mm x 2400mm

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