Forest Reflections gets their wood from a unique source, virgin timbers which were submerged in the Great Lakes and surrounding areas. The wood has a long history, hundreds of years ago, lumberjacks from France and England shipped timber eastward on log rafts many of which broke up on the journey sending up to one third of them to the waters' bottom. The wood was preserved underwater and salvage and recovery techniques make it possible to retrieve this beautiful wood. Georgian Bay Wetwood uses sonar, GPS and other techniques to find the vintage hardwood. The company believes they can find enough submerged logs in the Great Lakes region to supply their business for many years to come.
These woods, flamed birch and blackened oak are historic and environmentally friendly options. The flamed birch trees were cut hundreds of years ago almost to extinction along the U.S. and Canadian border of the great lakes. Such beauty isn't cheap, the line starts with the small end table at $1,230. They also do custom configurations.
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