|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 09-17-2013 01:56 AM||762 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-17-2013 01:56 AM
I have the opportunity to pick up some teak pretty cheap. A family member on my wife’s side clears out warehouses of building materials for people who don’t have the time to do it themselves.
Apparently, he is selling 110 yr old teak that was once part of a rail car floor. He wants to sell the boards, which are 3.5 ft x 2 in x 4 in, for $4 a piece. There also look to be 6 boards that are considerably longer, maybe the size of an 8 ft 2×6. Obviously, this would be an outstanding deal if these were newly cut boards, but they are in pretty rough shape.
Does anyone have any experience with reclaimed teak? Are there some important things to be looking for? Also, are there some good ways to be able to make sure that it actually is teak? I do plan on taking a scraper or small plane to shave off some of the outer layer and have a look at some fresh wood.
See below for a few pictures.
Thanks in advance,
-- The Wood Is Your Oyster