Admin Post About a year ago I stumbled across a company up in cottage country called Deep Water Woods. They recover logs from the bottom of lakes and rivers in northern Ontario and Quebec, mill them in to planks and kiln dry them so they can be used for various things. most of the wood they recover gets used for flooring, but after chatting with the guy for a bit, he mentioned he had some really nice 8/4 curly birch boards with a bit of birdseye that I might like. He sent me this photo: So I paid him a visit to see what he had and left with 2 boards about 6ft long x 18in wide. These boards had been pulled out of Hunters Bay not far from my new cottage. Based on the logging history of the area, he figured this particular log had been under water for about 100 years. I loaded them up in the back of my Explorer and headed home.