heavy mooring posts

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ORIGIN

Especially in Holland these tropical hardwood beams are used to prevent boats hitting bridges and the sides of canals. After about 25 years they have to be replaced. So they can be found at companies replacing them, in harbors and anywhere near big waterworks.

MATERIAL

Basra locus tropical hardwood

It weighs about 800 kg /m3

It turns grey in the sunshine but the original color is red brown

The original new posts measure about 15 meters and have a section of 40/40 cm.

To reuse the generally rotten top of 3 m is cut of and the rough outside is sew of leaving a section of 35/35 cm

The planks that are cut of are usually cut of into 3m lengths, and have one rough side.

REFERENCES:

They have been cut to little pieces and used as cladding for a building by opmaat architects

see:

http://www.opmaat.info/ click on projecten/rgd terneuzen

Or see how Mille Gommes Jan Korbes cut them into lego-blocks and built a wall from it:

http://www.complett.nl/eend.htm

or stairs

http://www.complett.nl/ZEE_trap.htm

AVAILABILITY

for info send an e-mail to:

jan@complett.nl

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