Sinker Pine is a recovered virgin growth wood that has been buried in the muddy bottoms of northwest Florida’s rivers for many years, and has been retrieved for use in both historic restoration and new construction. The logs would be marked with a number or symbol to determine ownership and differentiate the lumber, with many still visible on the logs today. Sinker Pine is used as rough lumber, tongue & groove, trim, molding and beams.
Sinker Cypress is first generation, river retrieved lumber that is also known as deadhead cypress, river reclaimed cypress, river recovered cypress, old growth cypress, and virgin cypress. This quality old growth lumber was cut from 1890 to 1930, and then rafted down the rivers of northwest Florida to different sawmills in the region. Sinker Cypress is used primarily for interior and exterior paneling, tongue & groove, trim, ceilings, moldings, table tops, and beams.
The Pecky process manifests when the wood becomes riddled with fungus, eventually resulting in small, typically circular pockets through out the lumber. Since this fungus typically develops in older Cypresses, the wood is becoming more and more sparse in availability. This rare, durable wood is a favorite among those wanting a higher-quality, decay resistant lumber. After Pecky Sinker is shaped for project use, the wood gleams with an attractive depth that has earned itself a reputation of being unmatched in quality.
Figured Sinker Cypress lumber differs slightly from the Sinker Cypress in that it consists of hand-selected cuts that possess a unique or differing grain and/or color characteristics. The combination of these factors and the subsequent color differentials make this wood an exceptionally beautiful product. No two cuts are alike, allowing for visually appealing, unique lumber that can be used for numerous purposes including interior and exterior paneling, trim, moldings, table tops, ceilings and beams.
Longleaf Pine is also known as Antique Pine, Heart Pine, and Pitch Pine. This lumber is extremely affordable, durable and, as is the case with all reclaimed lumber, offers a unique range of attractive color variations. Longleaf Pine is sturdy with a tight growth-ring pattern, making it a favorable choice for interior trim, beams, exterior paneling and flooring.
Corbels and brackets are extremely versatile and can be used in several different applications. These wooden brackets can be used as a structural support for shelves, tables, and counter tops, or for decorative purposes, providing the perfect accent to complete the look of a mantel or shelf.
Sinker Cypress Logs are perfect for countertop material, quarter stone lumber, or long tabletop material. Using rediscovered wood helps preserve our forests by utilizing timber harvested years ago while also providing a higher quality lumber. Check out our pictures of Sinker Cypress Logs and ask us about how we can help you use them to create your own beautiful furniture.