So phone call after phone call but still no keel, We drove out to a local saw mill
on Monday also, but the only piece there is a few feet short. The most promising
one had logs long enough but on cutting they were poor quality.
I'm going to contact the local builder providers again tomorrow and if the lengths
of Iroko they had are still there we might pay the extortionate price that their
charging for it just for convenience and the ability to move on. With the saving in
fuel and the fact that the off cuts will be very useful it might work out well,
we'll see tomorrow.
On the plus side we found a forge that are going to replicate the Iron floors
for us, albeit in steel which we'll get galvanised.
I hadn't realized that wrought Iron was no longer readily available.