View Full Version : Cedar box drains

06-19-2011, 12:25 PM
Here's something you don't see everyday while digging.
I'm on a land improvement job on virgin land, wet spots and low areas in the land was just farmed around and the animals were put into pasture, these cedar box drains were put in by hand sometime in the 1930-1940's, before clay tiles evolved.
These were triangle shaped, 1 inch thick cedar planking toe nailed into 10 or 20 foot sections and laid with minimal slope.
My dad put the laser on what was left of the drains and they are right on the mark with just a hair of slope and dead straight.


The triangle shape is still there:

06-19-2011, 09:31 PM
I can see it now.
Are you gonna be on Ax Men in the 2012 season? Dirt logging. LOL.
Hey maybe that old cedar would be worth something to a furniture maker? What kind of condition is it in?