The Big Log
Our Huge Sinker Cypress Log!
Not too long ago we acquired a massive Sinker Cypress log that we’ve come to call “The Big Log.”
Logs of this size are very rare and we were excited about the opportunity to get it.
This behemoth, discovered in Northwest Florida’s Apalachicola River Basin, is estimated to be between 1200 and 1500 years old!
Logs of this size are great, but they also come with their share of difficulties.
This log weighs in at over 10 tons. As a result it flattened the tires of the first truck we put it on!
We had to get two cranes to move it to an 18-wheeler with a dump trailer so we could get it back to our mill yard.
The Big Log is about 22 feet long and 7 feet wide at the base.
We estimate that it should provide approximately 2,500 board feet of gorgeous Sinker Cypress lumber.