What can I say about bog oak? For me, it’s shrouded in mystery and mystique. I always wonder what these ancient trees witnessed, who sat under them for shade or shelter. What was the countryside like when these fantastic trees stood tall?
I love the fact that these fallen trees were submerged by bog up to 5000 years ago and can be worked and crafted almost as well as an oak felled today.
The bog waters react with the tannin, thus turning the oak from a light beige brown colour to jet black.
This piece of bog oak came from a bog on the Roscommon, Longford Border.
Finish: Danish oil
Dimensions: H: 13cm x W: 23cm