Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Isn't It Good, Norwegian Wood

The lumber industry is a huge business in Norway. Back in the day, the Norwegian lumberjacks would work all winter cutting down the trees and piling them up on the frozen river. In the springtime, the ice wood melt and the logs would go floating down the river to Sweden were they were collected and sold. A pretty creative way to transport goods. They don't do it anymore though because Sweden wanted their wood fresher and faster. The logs are now put on trucks and driven down the mountain. Plus the river is all dammed up now so I don't think they could do it anymore even if they wanted to.


Anonymous said...

Where's the ice fishing??

Evan said...

I would seriously be more likely to buy Ikea products if I knew the wood in my furniture floated to Sweden.

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