The subreddit dedicated to the wonderful phenomena of bogwood.
Bogwood is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates wood that has been buried in a peat bog for hundreds or sometimes thousands of years. The extremely low oxygen conditions of the bog protect the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat provides acidic conditions where iron salts and other minerals react with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black colour.
Bogwood may come from any tree species naturally growing near or in bogs, including oak, pine, yew, and swamp cypress. Bogwood is often removed from fields and placed in clearance cairns. It is a rare form of timber that is claimed to be "comparable to some of the world's most expensive tropical hardwoods". Though bogwood does not describe a specific tree, it tends to most frequently occur in the United Kingdom, with English oak being the most commonly salvaged species taken from bogs.
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I want to make a bed frame from bog oak but can't seem to find a definite seller in the US. Is bog wood something you have to have connections to get?
I’ve recently come into possession of a large Irish bog oak tree. We’ve had it milled to 55mm thick and the slabs average at 3m x 800mm wide.
Its been carbon dated by a local uni to be 6500 years old.
Any ideas on what I should be selling these for as this is quite far out of my sphere of understanding?
I've created this subreddit for all those who wish to share their affection and interest in for the fascinating phenomena of Bogwood or Morta wood.
We're still a work in progress, we don't have everything set up yet. But we are extremely ambitious! Our hope is to create a wholesome Subreddit to share our love of this type of semi fossilised wood. We're pretty excited!
Please feel free to provide suggestions on how we can improve the sub, or if you are interested in helping out!