Article number: 6410
Bog Oak exclusively come from the British Isles, mainly from the north of England. On average this wood is approx. 5300 years old . It is denser and heavier than regular oak with an average weight of around 900kg / m3 . It resembles ebenholtz but has a typical oakstrukture . The color is dark brown to black .
Dimensions approx. 24x40x140 mm
The characteristic black and dark brown color of bog oak is a result of a chemical reaction occurring between the tannins in oak and iron in the soil. Since the oak wood has lain in mud, without contact with oxygen , they have been preserved for thousands of years without rotting. When the bog oak is taken out of the ground it must be dried very carefully to avoid that the timber is destroyed as they often reduce weight by approximately 50% and size by around a third during the drying process . The result is, however, a wood that is very hard, beautiful and truly a piece of history.