Sinker cypress logs are beautiful and have such a charming mystery about them that seeing these antique River-Recovered® gentle giants never gets old! Founder, owner and company sawyer, George Goodwin, has worked with sinker cypress for more than four decades. George is an excellent storyteller and always enjoys educating people about antique wood.
In this video, George shows us several recently recovered sinker cypress logs that are being prepped for milling. The first log dates back prior to the 1880s. We know this because of its ax cut ends. Axes were used to cut wood prior to the 1880s. After 1880, most logs were cross cut.
George shows us another interesting log that still has part of the wooden pegs that were used to secure it to the raft as it traveled down the Altamaha River in Southeast Georgia.
These logs are naturally bug and rot resistant, making them perfect for exterior siding. They will soon be transformed into Goodwin’s gorgeous River-Recovered Heart Cypress where they will see a second life as beautiful paneling or siding for a home or commercial space.
Want to learn more about how to incorporate Heart Cypress into you living or work space? If so, give our antique wood experts a call today!