Rustic Reader

From Timber Rafts to Logs End Heritage Hardwood Flooring

From Timber Rafts to Logs End Heritage Hardwood Flooring

One of the amazing benefits of recovering submerged logs from the bottom of the Ottawa River and its surrounding lakes and streams is you end up holding a piece of history. Watching a sunken log come up from the deep and become planks of flooring, pieces of furniture...

read more
Cottage Guide 2016 from Ottawa Magazine

Cottage Guide 2016 from Ottawa Magazine

Did you hear the news? Ottawa Magazine is releasing their first guide to cottaging! The Cottage Guide 2016 is a comprehensive look at everything and anything related to cottage living. Expect plenty of advice and inspiration, along with information about time-shares...

read more
Ontario Tree Atlas and Arbour Week

Ontario Tree Atlas and Arbour Week

Arbor Week is celebrated each year in Ontario starting on the last Friday in April and ending on Mother’s Day. "The important role trees play in our lives was recognized as early as April 10, 1872. On that day, ecophilanthropist J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day as...

read more
Alternate Uses for Reclaimed and Repurposed Wood

Alternate Uses for Reclaimed and Repurposed Wood

The team at Logs End is truly fortunate to have amazing clients who share resources and ideas with us on a regular basis. We do our best to post some of these incredible shares on our social media channels, since many of the ideas are suited to bringing the "outdoors...

read more
#EarthDay at Logs End Hardwood Flooring

#EarthDay at Logs End Hardwood Flooring

At Logs End, we believe Earth Day should be every day. Since 1997, Logs End has been salvaging logs lost in the historic log drives on the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Instead of using an invasive dragging technique to salvage logs from from the bottom of the...

read more
RND Construction & Riverpark Green in Ottawa

RND Construction & Riverpark Green in Ottawa

Thanks to Ottawa's RND Construction for sharing this great photo on Twitter. Their flooring team was installing Logs End reclaimed birch floors in a Riverpark Green home. As an industry leader in the design and build of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly...

read more
Logs End Showcases Hardwood Flooring at Ottawa Home Show 2016

Logs End Showcases Hardwood Flooring at Ottawa Home Show 2016

What better way to spend the Easter long weekend than showcasing our Logs End heritage hardwood flooring at the Ottawa Home + Garden Show. Come on down to the EY Centre and check out the informative stage shows, meet hundreds of exhibitors and take a walk through a...

read more
Sample Day at Logs End – White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Sample Day at Logs End – White Oak Hardwood Flooring

It's sample day at Logs End and we find ourselves working with the Quercus Alba - otherwise known as White Oak. Regarded as the pre-eminent tree in eastern North America, everything about this magnificent tree is worthy of a second look. From the stunning light bark...

read more
Logs End at Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2016

Logs End at Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2016

The team at Logs End is gearing up to participate in one of the largest home shows in Ottawa - the Ottawa Home + Garden Show. Set to take place at the EY Centre over Easter Weekend, this showcase of everything home and garden will leave you eager to renew, refresh and...

read more
Budgeting for Wide Plank or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Budgeting for Wide Plank or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Wide plank hardwood flooring and quality engineered hardwood flooring have garnered a reputation for being "luxury" products.  In reality, depending on the product, width and finishing options, both hardwood flooring options can be very cost competitive. At Logs End,...

read more
“How’s That For History At Your Feet?”

“How’s That For History At Your Feet?”

Hard to believe it's been six years since Francie Healey ran a feature in Ottawa Renovates Magazine about Logs End recovered wood and the stories it can tell.  The article, From River to Floor, showcases the journey of logs once left at the bottom of the Ottawa River....

read more

Logs End exhibits at the Fall Cottage Life Show in Toronto

This weekend, come visit Logs End Inc at the Fall Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Mississauga. We...

Winter Salt Residue

Canadian winters are notoriously long and harsh.  To combat the elements, many cities, towns and home owners depend on...

Santa’s Entrance Gets An Update

@mandy_hambly shared this wonderful photo with us. We're convinced Santa will agree:  Happy with how Santa’s new...

Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Scale is determined by a controlled test, performed to measure the force necessary to embed a .444...

Take a “Drive” Back in Time

Loggers Day in Algonquin Park Save The Date! The highly entertaining and educational "Loggers Day" will...