These boards have been carefully and sympathetically restored.
You can see the infills where the boards have originally shrunk
when laid 'green'. The diagonal strap across the floor is the actual
support beam in the ceiling below. The whole floor is fitted between
the structural beams.
You can see by comparing this photograph with some of the floors
we make today how , whilst we cannot make absolute copies of such
original floors, our new wide boards are made precisely in the same
spirit. Compare here.