When it comes to decorative furniture trend, the newest one is fueled by dormant treasure found thousands of miles away. Bog wood, found in some rivers, lakes and ponds in Siberia and parts of Eastern Europe is just waiting to be excavated. Typically, when we talk about bog oak, we are talking about white oak that ended up in the water. This wood has been covered by sediments in the water for centuries. During this time, oak changed its color and characteristics, resembling petrification condition. This wood is these days highly touted by designers and manufacturers of handcrafted furniture.
- When dried, bog oak logs display exceptional color graduation that makes them so appealing.
- Bog oak is rare, long-lasting, fire resistant, and (some believe) mystical.
- Allen Telt has lead expeditions to locate, recover and process bog trunks.
“During the time that these sleeping beauties laid submerged, shield from light and oxygen, they became subjective to a slow and profound transformative process that changed their color and physical properties and eventually resulted in proto petrification status.”