Redwood Arrives at Stacklab10/25/11
Back in June we took a trip down to the Ukiah Valley in California to source old-growth redwood for use in our studio. The shipment has arrived and we’re very excited to start working with it. The incredible 17 foot slabs and large burls we received were salvaged during the dismantling of the largest and oldest redwood mill in the world. They were found in and around the massive log pond that was used in the last century to transport the giant logs from the surrounding forests to the mill. The logs processed by the mill were the largest redwood logs ever milled by man and measured up to 22 feet across. It took over 19 months to disassemble the three acre, three storey redwood framed building including all the machinery, and yielded approximately 4 million feet of virgin old redwood and several hundred thousand feet of virgin douglas fir.
The reclaimed logs we received are certified through the Forest Stewardship Council as FSC Recycled material, and are called “buckskins”, because they had some form of sizing or growth defect that dubbed them unusable for standard timber applications at that time. Carbon dating of the material has revealed it to be 2500 to 4000 years old!
Here are a few photos of the huge redwood logs and burls from the trip. We currently have a number of slabs at the studio. A few will be used for prototyping new concepts we’re developing, and a few will be used for custom client projects. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.