Check out this neat treasure! George Goodwin recently restored this antique log roller he found alongside some River Recovered Heart Pine logs in the Suwannee River. He immediately identified it thanks to his keen eye for antiques. George owned an antique business in downtown Micanopy, Florida before discovering the beauty of River Recovered Antique Wood.
The loggers in this photo used log rollers to fashion rafts of logs and ride them to downstream sawmills some 125 years ago. Our ancestors worked long, hard, backbreaking hours to select, cut, secure and transport logs used for building and other practical purposes. As technology progresses, it’s easy to forget the way things were, and just how fortunate we are today.
We are very humbled to have the opportunity to recover logs lost long ago and transform them into the most beautiful and durable luxury wood flooring in the world! If you would like to learn more about this process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We always have interesting and educating stories to tell. We feel it is important to keep George’s River Recovered legacy alive and welcome the opportunity to pass his stories down to future generations!