We have 65 square metres of this rare and character-rich flooring that was reclaimed from The Commonwealth Institute - an iconic London building designed by Robert Matthew of Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners.
The building was opened in 1962 by Queen Elizabeth II and showcased the trade among commonwealth countries. In 2002 the Commonwealth Institute was closed, although it was listed Grade II by English Heritage which regarded it as the second most important modern building in London after the Royal Festival Hall.
Only a small budget was set aside by the UK Government for the building's construction which meant members of the Commonwealth were asked to contribute materials to help move things along. Canada's contribution to the project was this attractive timber.
The timber which is marked 'Seaboard' for the Seaboard Lumber Co of Vancouver, one of British Columbia's main logging companies in 1962. All this wood is believed to be prime quality first growth irreplaceable indigenous forest timber.
We also have 'matching boards' available in this same wood which are ideal applications including cabins, garages and sheds; panelling, walls, top layer flooring and a whole range of other applications.
As you can see from the images, these boards connect using a lap joint.
The square sample board shows the board sanded with one clear coat of Osmo Oil.
17.7cm Width x 2.5cm Thickness x various lengths up to 5m long
Price is per square metre - Prices include VAT