Who Are We? | 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

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About Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials

For decades, Frank Pouwer has scoured Europe in search of historic building materials, especially wood. It started with distinctive floor tiles, roof tiles and other beauty, but Frank soon had a focus on wood. Actually, it started when Frank was sixteen: he became interested in reusing old wood because the remnants of the little castle Palmesteyn were used to build houses. That experience has been the seed for today’s company Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials.

Europe’s largest

Today, the company is one of the largest in Europe. Every year at the lumber yard, hundreds of private and corporate enthusiasts find the finest beams, boards, posts and flooring for their unique project. In doing so, they contribute to a more circular economy; reusing old wood is simply more sustainable than cutting down trees and processing used wood into pulp or waste for whatever purpose.leaving it without any function. Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials enjoys contributing a significant stone to a sustainable world.


Over the years, the size of the timber stock has increased, as has the diversity of its supply. In the process, the knowledge of the helpful employees grows: they are happy to think creatively about how wagon planks, old oak beams, pine planks or elm trunks can be used for renovations, conversions, furniture pieces. We are also happy to help with other custom issues. After all, there is nothing like making something special out of already special wood. And because the team is always actively thinking along, there is a lot of knowledge about the different applications.

Classic tractors

In the search for unique materials in places such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom, Frank Pouwer also regularly comes across antique tractors. These can be found in the lumber yard, proudly displayed in one corner and completely restored. Indeed, Frank Pouwer is a lover of historical solidity.


The unique location in the floodplain of the Rhine, surrounded by the beautiful natural landscapes, make a visit to Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials special; a kind of all-in package of atmosphere, thoroughness, friendliness, knowledge, robust and authenticity.