rmich732 wrote:cash68 wrote:about 10-15% of logs floated down rivers and across lakes a hundred years ago became waterlogged and sank, and now they're worth about 1-10 grand EACH, so there's a pretty bug underwater log finding business now.... also known as 'reclaimed' wood.
By the way, this looks really nice.
Because we already cut down all the large trees in America. "Virgin growth" trees = super dense, the rings are right next to each other, and people use this wood for musical instraments, shipbuilding, and all sorts of weird applications that demand ultra premium wood. Apart from reclaimed wood, it is simply not available anymore.