Colour: Ranges from
reddish brown to silver grey depending on sunlight & location.
Description: Azobe is one of the hardest, tightest grained woods
in the world, and are used without any treatment or preservative for often
up to 100 years. These sleepers are 2nd grade as they are not straight or
evenly cut, & don't meet the stringent requirements of the railway authorities.
Can have splits & imperfections.
Comment: An amazing piece of supremely lasting hardwood timber suitable
for landscaping, steps, decking, water uses, furniture, lintels, etc.. Serious
weight, so plan for very strong help or machines!. They are not regularly
cut, so allow for this in your design and calculations.
Weight: Very very heavy to lift. Ranging from 100 - 120 kilos.
Bear this in mind for carrying sleepers onto site (e.g. the back of a garden).
You'll need at least 2 - 4 strong people or machinery. Forklift
Cutting: Very very hard. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered
saw to cut these railway sleepers.
Attaching / Fixing: Timberlok won't screw through these
without a pilot hole and a very powerful drill.