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Wood: Dead in the Water? | Clearstory Ep. 4

Believe it or not, there’s treasure lying at the bottom of some rivers.

Deadhead wood being fished out of a river Kevin O’Connor

Known as deadhead logs, this old-growth wood hasn’t seen the light of day for hundreds of years, and it makes for some of the most beautiful furniture and floors around. Sherry Davis of the Maine Forest and Logging Museum explains how they got there, and logger John Claytor shares stories of how he finds them. This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram also tells us how to use deadhead logs in our homes, and why it’s the best stuff around.

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