ANCIENT TIMBERS LOGGED 100 YEARS AGO,
ARE RECLAIMED FROM THE PRESERVING SILTS
OF THE RIVER BOTTOM
Each log is reclaimed one or two at a time from the bottom of rivers in the Northland region of New Zealand. The cold and low oxygen depths of the rivers silts leave the logs completely preserved .
Touched by Nature
Many of the recovered logs were over five hundred years old when originally cut. It is not uncommon for us to recover logs that where well over 1200 years old when felled.
Most of the logs still have the original logging markings in the base of the log
The logs are recovered from the bottom of rivers. The Cold and Low Oxygen depths leave the logs completely preserved.
Each log has its own special characteristics producing a unique color grain and character not found in any type of wood.
The recovery and processing of this ancient timber is undertaken by a company committed to sustainable practices.
Each log is reclaimed one or two at a time from the bottom of rivers in the Northern region of New Zealand.
A diver seeks the log by probing the muds of the river. Once located the log is marked for haulage to a raft where the timber is identified, and the log transferred to the shore to await transport to the mill.
At the mill each log is rough sawn and graded by species, cut and colour. The planks are then filleted for air-drying. The length of time required for air-drying is determined by the species, the cut thickness and the density of the timber.
Once the moisture content is sufficiently reduced, the timber is kiln-dried for stability before it is ready to be machined to the customer’s specifications.