Every punt is made from 1inch (25mm) West African mahogany (Khaya). The sides are made from a single plank of wood. The bottom
is made from 12mm marine plywood, (BS1088) Lloydd registered.
There are pine runners and duck boards. Metal banding is fitted to the bottom runners and both ends. And finally it is preserved and finished
in marine varnish and painted.
The timber has been on quite a journey already.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced in Cameroon, West Africa, entering Britain at Tilbury docks on the River Thames.
Then transported to Glenmere Timber's yard, Market Harborough in Leicestershire to be converted and seasoned to the sizes I require for Punt building. This process took around 6 months.
Once seasoned it was delivered to a timber merchant more local to me in Ely, Cambridgeshire (A.C.Timber Solutions).
Then just a short journey to my workshop to be stacked, ready to use.