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Bog Oak


Ancient Oak trees (quercus spp.) go through a process making them very different from our modern oak lumber.  The wood goes through thousands of years of maturation underground in bogs, swamps, river bottoms, etc. and changes color over time, turning grey or black and the density increases.   The color depends on the mineral content the wood is exposed to over many years without oxygen.   Some grey pieces may be older then the black ones, as some mineral salts don't allow a change to black but the wood nevertheless gets an older carbon date.   In general, the darker the piece the older it is as a best guess.   Unless otherwise identified, the wood we are selling is from Ukraine, and is usually from salt bogs so it will also contain some ancient salt deposits.  This is the type we call Saltwater Bog Oak.    The salt is unique and some artisans choose to leave it in the grain, others remove it.  If you want to remove it, I have had good luck first knocking the salt crystals loose with a pin head and then running tap water over the piece and brushing with a toothbrush if necessary.   You can then dry it off quickly and place for an hour or so in front of a fan or other moving air to get rid of the surface moisture.  These do come with a little information certificate, if you want it just request it in the shopping cart.


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Bog Oak, selected DARK
 3/4 inch square pen blank
Price: $6.50

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Bog Oak, CONTRASTY with streaking in tan and grey
 3/4 inch square pen blank
Price: $4.50

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Bog oak from Ukraine. Age range was tested by carbon dating and bog oak blanks vary from 3700 to about 5400 years old. Info. Certificates are available, request in shopping cart when checking out. New information appears to contradict the theory that you can tell the age by color alone. Some that are lighter in color may be older then the dark ones, apparently due to varying reactions to mineral salts in the anaerobic soil in the bog .
Any pieces not shown below or marked out of stock in the shopping cart are  sold.

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 3
1 9/16 x 2+ x 5 9/16 inches

Price: $17.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 4
1 9/16 x 2+ x 5 9/16 inches

Price: $17.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 5
1 9/16 x 2+ x 5 9/16 inches

Price: $17.50





Click the photo for another view.

Bog oak from Ukraine. Age range was tested by carbon dating and bog oak blanks vary from 3700 to about 5400 years old. Info. Certificates are available, request in shopping cart when checking out. New information appears to contradict the theory that you can tell the age by color alone. Some that are lighter in color may be older then the dark ones, apparently due to varying reactions to mineral salts in the bog (lower salts= less dark for the age of the blank) .
Any pieces not shown below are previously sold.

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 8
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 10
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 12
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 13
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 14
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 16
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Price: $15.50





Click the photo for another view.

Bog oak from Ukraine. Age range was tested by carbon dating and bog oak blanks vary from 3700 to about 5400 years old. Info. Certificates are available, request in shopping cart when checking out. New information appears to contradict the theory that you can tell the age by color alone. Some that are lighter in color may be older then the dark ones, apparently due to varying reactions to mineral salts in the bog (lower salts= less dark for the age of the blank) .
Any pieces not shown below are previously sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 17
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 19
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 20
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 21
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 22
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 23
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 24
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 15 inches

Price: $27.00





Click the photo for another view.

Bog oak from Ukraine. Age range was tested by carbon dating and bog oak blanks vary from 3700 to about 5400 years old. Info. Certificates are available, request in shopping cart when checking out. New information appears to contradict the theory that you can tell the age by color alone. Some that are lighter in color may be older then the dark ones, apparently due to varying reactions to mineral salts in the bog (lower salts= less dark for the age of the blank) .
Any pieces not shown below are previously sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 25
2 x 2 x 6 inches

Price: $29.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 29
2 x 2 x 6 inches

Price: $29.00

Saltwater Bog Oak
Piece 31
2 x 2 x 6 inches

Price: $29.00
































































































































































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