Urban Wood Live Edge Curly Sinker Pine Tables
Extremely rare river recovered Curly Sinker Pine is truly a piece of American history. This slab comes from a log that was hand cut with an axe almost a century ago. Only 1 in 400 river recovered sinker Heart Pine logs have the "curly" grain pattern.
During America's logging boom, these Heart Pine (Long Leaf Pine) trees were floated down the Suwannee River in Northwestern Florida to sawmills down stream. Along the way, some of these logs became waterlogged and sunk to the bottom.
Almost a 100 years later from when these trees were first cut, they are being recovered from the rivers. The soil in Northwestern Florida is a sandy soil that is bright red from the nutrients it contains. The red nutrients of the sandy river bottom soaked into the logs giving them amazing color hues.
Before the logging boom, a grove of Heart Pine stretched from Virginia to Texas and was 150 miles wide. Today only about 1,000 acres of virgin Heart Pine exists making it one of the largest destruction of an ecosystem in America! Once all these river logs are recovered, there won't be any more. Making these slabs extremely rare and limited.
I hope you enjoyed the history behind this incredible wood. Thank you for reading!