Reclaimed Oak Joists (and Rafters)

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Reclaimed Oak Joists

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We have sizeable, consistent quantities of reclaimed oak joists available for architectural (renovation) projects.

Wood type
Antique oak
Section size
8x8 to 12x12 cm
Section sizes available
Lengths
200 cm / 220 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 300 cm / 400 cm
Lengths available
Treatment
Unprocessed / Brushed / Planed
Application
Architectural (renovation) projects
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What are oak joists?

The reclaimed oak joists, also known as rafters, played a crucial role in ancient wooden beam constructions. These smaller beams, typically measuring 10×10 cm or 12×12 cm, run either perpendicular to or between the larger main beams (structural beams). The oak joists bridge the gap between the main beams, providing support for the floorboards. They are an essential and integrated part of the overall wooden beam framework.

A fun fact about the historical joists…

Historically, the joists not only served a structural role but also held aesthetic significance in ancient buildings. The quantity of the joists in a structure was linked to the status of the property owner. A smaller spacing between the joists indicated a higher social standing and greater wealth of the individual who oversaw the construction. The presence of numerous joists in a beam structure added a sense of grandeur. This feature was often prominent in prestigious properties like chateaus or manor houses.

What are the main beams of a structure?

The structural beams, also referred to as main beams, are robust load-bearing beams characterized by their large dimensions, such as 25×25 cm, 30×30 cm, or 35×35 cm. These beams stretch from one wall to another, providing essential support for the entire floor structure, including the joists and floorboards. The main beams can be distinguished from other types of beams by the presence of numerous notches, which serve as attachment points for the joists. The quantity of these notches equals the number of joists utilized in the construction. Hence, a beam with closely spaced notches suggests its origin in a prestigious and stately building!

What is the difference between “joists” and “rafters”?

The primary distinction between joists and rafters lies in their orientation relative to the ground. Joists are typically more horizontal, whereas rafters are utilized for steeply sloped roofs.

Another difference lies in the dimensions of joists and rafters. Joists are generally square, like 10×10 cm, whereas rafters are rectangular, for instance, 10×15 cm or 10×20 cm. The larger size of rafters allows them to span greater distances, such as 300 cm or 350 cm, while still providing enough strengt to avoid the sagging of the rafters.

What is the age of the reclaimed oak joists?

Constructing an oak beam framework nowadays is labor-intensive, and there are various alternative construction materials for supporting floors. However, in the past, joists were essential in constructing large buildings. The used joists are typically over a century old. Many of the antique joists still retain hand-forged nails, a testament to their considerable age. Some of the joists available in our stock date back to buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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