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Beauty is more than skin deep.

In the year 1650 this reclaimed Float Home cedar log was a sapling!




In the year 1650 these events occured.

  • Apr 27th The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • Apr 30th French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • Jun 9th The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
  • Jul 30th Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • Aug 3rd Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • Sep 3rd Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland

 Dates can help to bring about our realizations of the consequences of our actions in relationship to the environment. By now you have hopefully noticed that we are deeply concerned about the rampant abuse of the forestry industry in British Columbia which has decimated our forests permanently. It is for this reason we make every effort possible to to obtain our resources in an ethical manner utilizing cedar for long lasting projects rather than for short lived utilitarian purposes. We make every effort to work with reclaimed resources wherever possible trying to reduce our collective demand so that we may continue to build with quality boat lumber long into the future.


This Totem sized rescued float home log is now in the process of being cut and milled and as previously stated the most beautiful supple cedar lies underneath. We counted the growth rings and there were no less than 360 growth rings taking it back to circa 1650!



The colour is unbelievably consistent in the warmest deep honey coloured mid ranged cedar tone we have  seen in a long time. This log measures 4′-6″ wide at the section shown and was bucked off at 16′. There are several 18′-20′ logs of the same or better quality still waiting to be bucked off from these two totem logs. You can easily enlarge this photo on the right top corner of your browser to 240% and you will still have difficulty seeing the growth rings packed together very tightly.




Reclaimed logs in such magnificent condition are rare, even in this neck of the woods. Strips from these logs will become available in the summer of 2016 after proper air drying and machining.

The day has finally arrived and on July 10/2016 material from the 1650 log started to arrive. Seasoned for almost two years in log form before cutting, the cedar was a little damp, almost dry, perfect for cutting and quick even air- drying in our shop. Even though we expected it,we were simply astounded by the cedar which was hidden under this “passed over” grey forgotten giant. A tribute to our sawyer for knowing good logs!

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This is just a fraction of what is yet to come, but it will not last long.




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