> Castagne factory. May 2004

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In the heart of the chestnut forests of the southern Dordogne the family run wood manufactruing business of Castagné and Sons is a busy place. Established in 1924 here is a look around the factory floor as heavy logs are turned into light, flexible parquet flooring.
Article: Working the wood yard

The factory gates
The logs arrive
Prepared for firing
Bake for two weeks
The heat of the furnace
The parquet takes shape
Sliced and diced
On the factory floor
Ready for the off
The finished article