History Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials

Opened tomorrow from 08:00


Old wooden wall cladding

Old oak wall cladding

Barnwood wall covering

Reclaimed wood beams

Reclaimed mooring posts

Reclaimed elm beams

Reclaimed Oregon pine beams

Reclaimed oak beams

Reclaimed pine beams

Old oak child beams

Old purlins

Old wooden pedestal

Reclaimed wood planks

Old harbor shelves

Oak railway sleepers

Reclaimed oak winepress planks

Reclaimed pine planks

Oak Reims planks

French oak planks

Reclaimed oak planks

Old oak planks

Barnwood planks

Live edge oak planks

Reclaimed wagon boards

Reclaimed hardwood wagonboards

Reclaimed pine wagonboards

Reclaimed oak wagonboards planed

Reclaimed oak wagonboards brushed

Air dried oak beams

Long oak beams

Oak beams air dried

Oak purlins wind-dried

Long oak planks

Oak slats air dried

Wood flooring

Reclaimed oak flooring

French oak flooring

Reclaimed oregon pine flooring

Old pine floor

Wood ceiling

Old oak roof boarding

Old roof boarding boards

French oak roof boarding

Wood cladding

Oak cladding

Oak table

Reclaimed oak table

Wagon plank table

Oak monastery table

Oak tree trunk table

Old oak outdoor table

Architectural collection

Antique French oak beams

18th century oak beams

Majestic antique oak beams

Silver seasoned oak beams

19th century elm beams


Opened tomorrow from 08:00

+31(0) 488 455 025


Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials is proudly located in and around the old sheds of the flame furnace brick factory in Doorwerth built in 1928. Because of Frank Pouwer’s passion for historic properties, the brickworks and sheds are back in such good condition that it is now used as a lumber yard.

Starting in 1850, more and more brick factories appeared in Gelderland. The floodplains of major rivers contain river clay, the main raw material for manufacturing bricks. In addition, baked bricks used to be transported to customers by ship. For these reasons, many brick factories can be found along the rivers in Gelderland. By now, most of the brickworks have either been completely demolished or, at most, know monumental value in the landscape view. The brick factory in Doorwerth has also been out of use since 2012, leaving the shed empty. Of emptiness, however, there is now nothing to be seen….

From far and wide, the huge chimney shines in the rustic natural landscape. Upon entering the unique site, it becomes clear that the old brick factory is put to optimal use for large supplies of used wood. Huge piles of old oak and pine beams, planks, wagon parts and floors are systematically piled up in the sheds of the former brickworks. Feel free to stop by and take a look. During opening hours we are open to everyone, including people who want to see this beautiful brick factory from the inside.