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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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

Emily B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I have been so uncertain about which oil finish to get so I ordered some samples based on the type of board (Kiln dry) and sanded finish (machine) I wanted. The samples are an excellent price, were sent so quickly and give me such a good idea of how my product will look. I now know which finish I want....jacobean. thank you scaff shop for getting the samples out so quickly and helping this very indecisive person finally come to a decision


The Scaff Shop

Hi Emily, Thank you for your great review. Yes we always advise customers that if they are ever unsure about which sanding or finish option they would like, to order some samples first as they give a representation of what the completed product will look like. We endeavour to get samples sent out as quickly as possible to aid in the decision making process, so glad that we could help you out. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop

David E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Skinny board

Brilliant. Easy to order and arrived within 2 days. First class service and product. The board was as described and a lovely finish


The Scaff Shop

Hi David, Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you are happy with our service and your order, please let us know if there is anything else we can help with in the future. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop

Colin N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent product and a very swift delivery. Thanks...

I recently ordered some samples and followed that up with a larger order as I am replacing the floor on my 45ft narrowboat. The scaffold boards are just great and everything was dispatched and delivered within 2 weeks. Thanks to Jack and all at the Scaff shop.. Colin..


The Scaff Shop

Hi Colin, Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you are happy with our boards and the service that we provide, we are always here to help. Many Thanks, The Scaff Shop