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This is what the customer wants replicating, using the original fittings. It’s pretty rustic to say the least 
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It certainly is rustic, I would want my oak about 20%moisture to build this or you will end up with large gaps Between boards.
I would imagine in good drying conditions you could get your oak down to that in one year milled at 35mm.
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2 hours ago, muttley9050 said:

It certainly is rustic, I would want my oak about 20%moisture to build this or you will end up with large gaps Between boards.
I would imagine in good drying conditions you could get your oak down to that in one year milled at 35mm.

I might risk it at 6 months and pulling it tight with a pair of sash cramps then!

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Made this from oak about 5 years back , was seasoned when it went on and has had minimal movement......I'm no carpenter but I built this for my dad so he could get in and out of his garden with out climbing the wall when he was I'll.

 

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22 minutes ago, MattyF said:

Made this from oak about 5 years back , was seasoned when it went on and has had minimal movement......I'm no carpenter but I built this for my dad so he could get in and out of his garden with out climbing the wall when he was I'll.

 

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Yes but you wouldn't notice movement between the slats on that! 😀

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Yes but you wouldn't notice movement between the slats on that! [emoji3]

Probably not but the movement is still minimum , I've done stuff with green oak and it's moved inches.
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