Riverwood - Amazing Rimu from the Rivers of yesteryear.
Riverwood is an amazing timber story of logs long forgotten but now recovered and transformed into beautiful furniture.
Fifty to a hundred years ago, timber mills used waterways to float felled logs downstream to the sawmills. In the Northern regions this was mostly Kauri and some Rimu. As the Kauri is much more bouyant it floated well where as many Rimu logs sank.
In other areas such as Lake Brunner, timber was floated across the lake from the forests on the Western shore to the sawmills on the Eastern side. Due to unpredictable weather many logs slipped from their mooring and sunk, resting on the lake bed until being recovered many, many years later.