Reclaimed oak is veneer cut from old boards, beams, cord walls or pressed beams. The old oak wood is usually obtained from demolitions or reclaimed. We recycle the wood and give it a second life! Old wood thus has an unmistakable character with its cracks, knots and mortises as well as warm colour tones.
Trade names and other names
German: Eiche Altholz, Eiche Antikholz, Eiche antik
English: Reclaimed oak, Vintage oak, Antique oak
French: Chêne vieux bois, Chêne récupéré
Italian: Rovere vecchio legno, Rovere recuperato
Spanish: Roble madera vieja, Roble recuperado, Roble antiguo
Dutch: Sloophauten Eiken
Portuguese: Carvalho-roble velha, Carvalho-roble antigo
Arabic: Balluud aswad ingilizi
Available veneer thicknesses
1.2, 1.4, 2.4 mm and saw veneer 7 mm, other thicknesses on request
Mainly the oak waste wood comes from Croatia and Hungary, but there are also buildings in Switzerland and Austria with old oak wood. The old wood is carefully extracted from the buildings and then processed into veneer.
Characteristics and wood colour
Reclaimed oak is coarse-pored with clearly defined annual rings. The sometimes decades-long use of the wood results in an unmistakable character with cracks and knots. The colour is usually light to dark brown and warmer than new oak. Old wood is sometimes also slightly steamed or boiled.