Old railway sleepers are sturdy slabs of timber and are often found being re-purposed in gardens across the country. You’ll see them recycled into flower beds, retaining walls, steps and edgings. They can be made of hardwoods or softwoods, being used for different purposes and under different conditions. Hardwood railway sleepers are made chiefly from oak, beech and hornbeam; softwood railway sleepers from Scots pine, maritime pine, and larch.
This particular hardwood oak sleeper was destined to be recycled into something very different – a beautiful sculptural-looking ornamental wine rack, finished with modern stainless steel and a bold granite base. Commissioned as a unique gift, it holds up to six bottles of wine and is always a talking point.
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