Ancient timbers drawn from the depths of Muskoka's lakes


Drawn from the depths of our lakes, the exceptional Deep Water Wood timbers were felled by axe and moved from the forest to the lakes and rivers by teams of horse or oxen in the late 1800’s. Today, Deep Water Wood specializes in marine exploration, recovery and the processing of these rare ancient timbers.

The once lost treasures are recovered from freshwater lakes have been submerged for over a century and can be up to 500 years old.

These old growth timbers feature spectacular colour and vibrant three-dimensional texture not found in contemporary wood. Each log is carefully hand milled and air-dried before being kiln dried to 6-8 % moisture content.

Avid scuba-divers Jed and Dianne pursue one of their life passions by diving and exploring the depths of the Muskoka lakes and surrounding bodies of water. They 'work' with local environmental agencies to obtain permits to excavate and retrieve the submerged ancient logs from the bottom of the lakes.


Needless to say, we are honoured to be working with some of the finest water recovered old-growth hardwood in the world!


As our existing natural resources continue to erode, Deep Water Wood is endeavouring to preserve a piece of this natural history through the marine recovery of these extraordinary timbers.

Dianne and Jed of
Deep Water Wood

Together Live Edge Forest and Deep Water Wood collaborate to provide exceptional quality wood goods without sacrificing the standing forests of today.

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