new French / Canadian oak railway sleepers
FOURTEEN DIFFERENT SIZES - SEE BELOW

Colour: Golden to silver grey. The pictures above & below show how the oak changes from a gold colour, to a blotchy, darker, 'stained' look, & finally to a silver grey. This cycle will take 4 - 10 months, depending on sunlight & location of the railway sleepers.
Description: This new oak is unseasoned (means it's been freshly cut in the last 6 months) and untreated. The oak is normally square edged on one face, with some rounded edges (scallops) on the opposite face, where the oak has been cut from the outside of the tree. See pictures below. It can also have splits, knots & blemishes.
Comment:
Will age and season gracefully. Suitable for furniture (tables & benches), as well as lintels, steps, decking and other landscaping projects. See 'project photos' and examples below of these sleepers in use.
Weight:
Can be heavy to lift, especially the 2.6m x 250mm x 150mm. Ranging from 170 - 220 lb (80 - 100 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.

NEW FRENCH OAK
Approx Length
Approx Width
Approx Depth
Treatment
Availability
Delivery area
PRICE (+ vat)
French oak (2) 8' 6" / 2.6m 10" / 250mm 6" / 150mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£43.30 (£51.96)
French oak (2) 8' 6" / 2.6m 10" / 250mm 5" / 125mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£35.95 (£43.14)
French oak (2) 7'10" / 2.4m 10" / 250mm 5" / 125mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£33.95 (£40.74)
Canadian oak (2) 10 ' / 3.05m 9" / 220mm 5" / 130mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£39.80 (£47.76)
French oak (2) 8' 6"/ 2.6m 9" / 220mm 5" / 130mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£31.80 (£38.16)
Canadian oak (2) 8' / 2.44m 9" / 220mm 5" / 130mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£29.80 (£35.76)
French oak (2) 6' 0" / 1.8m 9" / 220mm 5" / 130mm untreated
No
UK / Collect
£22.95 (£27.54)
French oak (2) 3' 11" /1.2m 9" / 220mm 5" / 130mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£17.45 (£20.94)
Canadian oak (2) 8' / 2.44m 8" / 200mm 5" / 120mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£27.00 (£32.40)
French oak (2) 7'10" / 2.4m 8" / 200mm 4" / 100mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£25.45 (£30.54)
French oak (2) 3' 11" /1.2m 8" / 200mm 4" / 100mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£16 (£19.20)
Canadian oak (2) 8' / 2.44m 9" / 225mm 2.5"/ 63mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£23.45 (£28.14)
Canadian oak (2) 8' / 2.44m 8" / 200mm 2" / 50mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£21.45 (£25.74)
Canadian oak (2) 7'10" / 2.4m 8" / 200mm 8" / 200mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£48 (£57.60)
Canadian oak (2) 7'10" / 2.4m 6" / 150mm 6" / 150mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£29 (£34.80)
NEW Oak
CUBES
Length
Width
Depth
Treatment
Availability
Delivery area
Price + vat
NEW oak cubes 250mm 250mm 250mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£20 (24)
NEW oak cubes 300mm 300mm 300mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£35 (42)
NEW oak cubes 400mm 400mm 400mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£85 (102)
NEW oak cubes 450mm 450mm 450mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£130 (156)
NEW oak cubes 600mm 300mm 300mm untreated
Yes
UK / Collect
£65 (78)
Some examples of projects using French oak...... see 'project photos' for many more examples
A CUSTOMER WRITES: "I'VE GOT PROBLEMS WITH BLACK STAINS ON MY NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS"
Dear Kilgraney Railway Sleepers
Please can you throw me a lifeline here and save me with your wealth of experience.

Last weekend I installed green oak railway sleeper beds, my girlfriend applied lawn feed to the grass yesterday add torrential rain, and now
I have black stains and marks all over my new beds.

Is this normal with oak? how do you guys deal with this? I've heard about using oxalic acid crystals. Is this the solution?
Matt

Dear Matt
Sorry to hear about the black stains on the oak. I really don't know why your oak has reacted so quickly to the lawn feed or whatever. Over
months and months, green oak certainly goes through initial stages of discolouration, including yellow, brown and black marks (see photos
above ), and finally culminating in a bleached silver grey colour - but this whole process can certainly take a year, rather than a weekend !

I haven't got a solution I'm afraid, other than to sand the black marks off, and then let nature take over. Alternatively you could apply a dark stain.
Kilgraney Railway Sleepers

Dear Kilgraney Railway Sleepers
Thank you for your swift response. I have stumbled across a solution which may be of interest to you in your line of work.

The discolouration arises as a result of the oak reacting with iron. Water can sometimes have a high iron content which is why the sleepers go black as shown in your picture. This is why cutting oak with certain saws/blades can result in black markings also.

There is a product widely available in all good hardware stores called Oxylic Acid which we applied to the wood with a normal paintbrush last night. Literally before our eyes these black/stained oak sleepers changed colour to perfect, fresh looking oak - amazing stuff!

So, please advise your oak sleeper customers (particularly those who desire the modern/clean look), that iff they apply this product to the sleepers once a year they return to an as new state with no discolouration.
Matt