used african hardwood azobe
African Azobe Railway Sleepers Grade 1

Colour: Reddish brown to greyish brown, depending on the bleaching effect of the sun.
Description: Generally square, with some sleepers having grooves cut out for the rails on one side.
Comment: A new arrival from France - Used Azobe, with no tar or creosote treatment. Very clean & long lasting hardwood, for landscaping, decking, furniture, and construction. Some small variations of size in each pack -see photos
Heavy to lift, approx 180 lb (85kilos)
Bear this in mind for carrying sleepers onto site (e.g. the back of a garden). You'll need at least two reasonably strong people.
Very hard. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered saw to cut these railway sleepers.
Attaching / Fixing:
Timberlok will just about screw through these without a pilot hole with a very powerful drill, but you might consider a small pilot hole first.

USED African Azobe
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Price + vat
African Azobe (1) 8' 6" / 2.6m 9.5" / 240mm 5.5" / 140mm untreated
£27.50 (£33)
African Azobe Grade 1 railway sleepers
African Azobe Railway Sleepers Grade 1
Examples of projects using African Azobe...... also see 'project photos'
Retaining walls with African Azobe railway sleepers
Raised beds at the  Glow lounge cafe with African Azobe
Raised pond with azobe railway sleepers