Truly Reclaimed French oak “Roquefort” boards

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Truly Reclaimed French oak “Roquefort” boards: Antique reclaimed French oak boards that we have re-calibrated in thickness by planing the underside only, to thereby retain the upper surface with its worn patina enhanced by brushing. To enable their re-use as Truly Reclaimed flooring or for furniture-making etc we retained them as thick as possible at 30mm (1.2 inch), so they are far more robust than typical floorboards. We then calibrated their irregular mixed widths to a series of regular widths, with straight edges slightly aged again by surface brushing. On request we can re-mill them thinner and add tongues & grooves. Contact us to discuss. 

Reclaimed with great difficulty from the heart of France’s AVEYRON region, from the deep caves used for maturing France’s celebrated Roquefort blue cheese by natural ventilation. Away from daylight and progressively absorbing the natural oil from the cheeses, these oak bords have an extraordinarily rich oak colour and patina. So far we’ve not noticed any sheep cheese smell ….. we can send samples. 

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Boards dimensions approx :

  • Lengths : 80 to 190 cm – 31 to 75 inches
  • Fixed mixed widths :  10cm / 11cm / 12cm / 14cm / 16cm / 18cm / 20 cm – 3.9 / 4.3 / 4.7 / 5.5 / 6.3 / 7.1 / 7,8 inches
  • Thickness : 30mm – 1.2 inches

As with all natural solid wood used traditionally, whether new or old, these oak boards ought to be acclimatized in-situ at ambient temperature & humidity prior to final fixing.

These old postcards over 100 years of age show these oak boards in the Roquefort caves used as the shelving and flooring, confirming their age and provenance.

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