Reclaimed and New Standard Scaffold Board - SAMPLE


The Samples

We know that many of you would like to see a sample of what you're planning to purchase before taking the plunge and putting the full order in. Here you can order a sample block which can be bought in any one of our finishes. This is cheaper than buying even the smallest (1ft) size of the item itself, so gives you a great way of seeing the different finishes that we have.

We specialise in reclaimed boards but now also offer new boards too after popular demand, so we now offer samples in both.

Item Specifications

This listing is for one sample piece, with various sanding and finishing options available (see below). The sample piece is not a full width piece and is instead a sample block smaller than a 1ft board (our smallest standard size), to give an idea of the timber, thickness, and finish. For a larger sample, we advise ordering our 1ft board in the corresponding new/reclaimed option. For full boards, please see our Reclaimed Scaffold Boards or New Scaffold Boards product categories..

Grade: British Standard, kite-marked (highest grade available)
Material: Wood (pine or European whitewood)
Dimensions (approx): 38mm thick
Item No: S01

Sanding options

- Light (hand) sand: We give the board a light sand by hand. This takes out any lumps and bumps and leaves the board smoother than when it is unfinished. All hard edges are also smoothed off.
- Full (machine) sand: The board is drum sanded, which takes out any un-evenness and makes the board more uniform in appearance and thickness. It will still retain many of the characteristic dents and splits which make a reclaimed board what it is, but make it more suitable for furniture making.

Oil options

We use Danish Oil, a traditional oil which is perfect for bringing out the natural grain of the wood whilst leaving a durable, satin finish. This is available in three colour options:
- Natural (light)
- Antique (medium)
- Jacobean Oak (dark)


- Flame: The board is machine sanded to give a clean surface and then lightly scorched with a blow torch to highlight the grain. We then a apply a natural colour danish oil to protect the wood.
- Charred: Fully scorched using the Japanese "Shou Sugi Ban" technique of torching the wood with a blow torch to give a rich, darkened appearance. The wood is then meticulously scraped with a wire brush to remove the loose charred pine and reveal a beautiful contrast and texture. We then a apply a natural colour danish oil to protect the wood.
- Coloured: Charred as above, but with an additional coloured stain applied to give a vibrant finish, available in a number of different colours. We then a apply a natural colour danish oil to protect the wood. To choose a colour please add the "Charred - Coloured" item to your basket, then when you view your basket you will see a "Add instructions to seller" option. Please specify the colour here.
--- Available colours - Rustic Red, Midnight Blue, Amber, White Wash and more - please contact us to discuss specific colour request and we will be happy to help.

Please note

- Because the item is a reclaimed natural timber (if "reclaimed" selected), the product you receive will be slightly different to the photos above, and may have various dents, cracks, and knots.
- We make sure that all of our boards are carefully selected so that they both look great and are structurally sound. They are always free of paint.
- The photos are a good representation of what you will receive but each board will be slightly different to the next.
- The colour will also vary according to the screen it is displayed on.

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Andy O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent service

Very simple ordering process, website is very clear, delivery was excellent, and the product is perfect for what we wanted


The Scaff Shop

Hi Andy, Thank you for your kind comments. We do try to make our website easy to use; we always ensure that the information it provides is set out in a way that is simple to understand. Of course we are also on hand to answer any questions that may arise. Good to hear that you are so pleased with your purchase. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop

christopher s.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


So pleased i got some samples to visualise how the finished look will be.

The Scaff Shop Reclaimed and New Standard Scaffold Board - SAMPLE Review

The Scaff Shop

Hi Christopher, Thank you for your review and photo of some great looking sample pieces. We do always advise to purchase samples first if anyone is unsure about which finish to choose, as they give a representation of the product. Many customers have said that they found it easier to make a decision with the physical items actually in hand, rather than by trying to judge through a computer or phone screen. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop

Kevin I.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Quick delivery

Quick delivery which has enabled us to decide on what shelving we want for our house. Wood was also good quality, highly recommended

The Scaff Shop Reclaimed and New Standard Scaffold Board - SAMPLE Review

The Scaff Shop

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your positive review and photo. We do try to get any samples sent out as quick as we can, good to hear that they have helped your decision making! Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop

Sue S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

My Planned New Shelves

I ordered some samples to help me choose the best match of wood for new shelves in an established room with lots of wood. It was really helpful to see the large samples and the various finishes, to best suit the room. A great idea, for prospective customers. I'm now ready to order shelving that I am very confident, is most appropriate for the room. Thank you for this opportunity and will look forward to receiving shelving.


The Scaff Shop

Thank you Sue. We believe it is so important to purchase the handmade samples as there is no better way to see the finishes we offer. Many Thanks

Mr W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stunning Samples!

A fantastic batch of samples arrived to help guide our project. They were well worth purchasing as each sample had unique character. They were clearly labelled and easily identifiable. Very pleased to choose one and proceed with our main order.


The Scaff Shop

Hi Will, Thank you for the great review. We are happy that you are so pleased with the samples and that they helped you decide; we would always recommend getting some if anyone is unsure about which sanding and/or oil finish they would like. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop