This cypress coffee table is a sinker log salvaged in 2002 from a bayou in Dermott, Arkansas. In the late 1800s to early 1900s, loggers harvested cypress from swamps and rivers throughout the South. The loggers would then float them down the river to the sawmill. Many of those trees sank to the bottom before reaching the mill, hence the name sinker logs. The silt, mud and low oxygen levels create special conditions that preserve the natural wood instead of rotting it.
Today, adventurers are rescuing them from the muddy rivers and finding a new life as fine natural wood furniture. This cypress, like any old-growth natural wood, has a more complex wood grain and colors. It’s also a rare live edge wood slab; thus, it’s expensive.
This rustic coffee table design is truly one-of-a-kind and a piece of history. Mother Nature and the Industrial Age fashioned it; our natural wood furniture makers perfected it into a work of art. This cypress coffee table is a statement piece that will fit any decor. It is rugged enough for a cabin and artistic sufficient for a modern home.
At Littlebranch Farm, we specialize in creating unique pieces of furniture from ethically sourced wood native to the Pacific Northwest.
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We also welcome custom orders, so do not hesitate to contact or visit our studio in Nashville, TN, to learn more about our process.