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Diving to retrieve sunken timber from the log drive
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Reclaiming sunken timber from the log drive

...Logs End operates, a salvage company that has been diving down and hauling up 19th century timber since 1997. "There are some areas where logs are hard to find, others where they are lying on top of each other," says Rob Black of Logs End. And regarding quality he adds, "the dense forest canopies of the 19th century ...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...end divers down to find and retrieve logs that are then turned into some of the most beautiful and highest quality woods available. © Divemi via flickr Wood that has a history can add character and warmth to your home. That can be saw marks, water marks, nail holes or a barn beam with an old mortise hole in it;...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...end of a fire, it’s actually the carbon burning in the charcoal which is the basis of traditional steel smelting and production! To summarize the stages of combustion; the woodburning process is complex as different logs are in different stages during a fire burning, the bottom line being that having selected the rig...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...end on growing, you're ready to begin. Given the raised-bed nature of the keyhole garden, the area need not have good soil, or even any soil at all. 2.) Collect: Keyhole gardens and the compost baskets they house can be constructed with any number of available materials. I've seen the body of beds built from bricks, ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...end was largely triggered by one storm in 1998. There was a noticeable spike in woodstove sales in 1999 through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire & New York, which has been attributed to the 1998 ice storm that left some homes without power or heat for weeks on end. With the state of globa...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Logs End in Ottawa, ON Being submerged in deep water can actually benefit wood. Low levels of oxygen reduces the rate of rot and the water pressure forces the sap out of the trees. It seems counterintuitive, but wood that has been submerged in water often for hundreds of years is considered to be of superior qualit...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...endy kitchen will get ripped out, landfilled, and replaced sooner than a simply beautiful one, with all the attendant environmental impacts. To make our house, or any Passive House, something people might desire and care for over many years, beauty is a very practical requirement. Passive House ...