The old adage, "What's one man's garbage is another man's treasure." applies
to the lumber industry practices of old. Born-Again Boards scours the woods to find logs left from
turn-of-the-century logging shows. In the old days, only the cream of the crop
was removed from the woods. Logs with "flaws," such as splits, curly
wood, or twisted trunks, were left behind, as well as the thinner tops of trees.
These remnants have remained intact because of redwood's amazing resistance
Right: Bill, Mike Duncan, and Jerry Hendrickson saw on a log that had likely been sitting in the woods
since the early 1900's. The slabs cut from this 6 feet in diameter log were
10' long and 3 1/2"; thick, weighing over 250 pounds before they were trimmed.
Photos by Chris Hoopes.