Description: When a rail company orders 1000's of new oak sleepers,
they are graded before creosote treatment. The rejected ones are often put
on one side for years. These sleepers may be scalopped, bent, cracked, have
bits of decay... They are usually about 20 + Years old.
Comment: They look used but are in fact untreated
seasoned oak. Suitable for all indoor and outdoor uses, where perfect planed
new timber is not wanted. Useful for furniture, beams, fires etc... if you
are prepared to put in work planing, and cutting awayany decayed timber.
Weight: Can be heavy to lift, Ranging from 150 - 175lb (70 - 80 kilos)
Bear this in mind for carrying sleepers into position (e.g. the back of a
garden). You'll need at least two people.
Cutting: Quite hard. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered saw
to cut these railway sleepers.
Attaching / Fixing: Timberlok will screw through these without a pilot
hole, so long as the drill is powerful.