- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 30, 2005
From "mining" 50,000 year-old-lumber to the humble 2-by-4, this is the ultimate exploration of all things wood.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Plunge beneath the Great Lakes with divers who raise massive logs sunk over a century ago.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
At the center of the American Dream is the home--and at the center of its creation or renovation is the lumberyard. MODERN MARVELS® takes stock of everything wood, from the humble 2-by-4 to engineered lumber and the new wave of renewable materials. See how plywood and pressed woods are made, trace the path of exotic hardwoods from forest to market, visit a special lumberyard that deals in recycled and antique woods, and go on underwater expeditions with divers who locate ancient logs buried in the Great Lakes and New Zealand. If its wood, you’ll find it in THE LUMBERYARD.