Thousands of years ago when the world wasn’t yet tainted by pollution, there was a wide variety of trees. Standing tall with clean air, they had all the time of the world to grow tall and strong. Oak trees are one of the strongest trees there are. They are firmly grounded with their roots and are in many religions a symbol for strength. But, as any living thing, also the mighty oak falls eventually. When this happens the tree eventually withers and leaves this world of the living. But some however, fall into water.. or water forms over them by the means of a riverflow changing, or a lake forming. When that happens, the oak tree gets in a way a second chance to life. Deprived of oxygen on the bottom, the wood undergoes a process of fossilization. With the never stopping flow of the water, a variety of minerals bind themselves to the tree, changing its colour and making the dead tree even stronger than it was in life. Different minerals and pressure of the water affect every tree in a different way. Making each bog tree unique. Some of the trees we uncover now can be up to five or six thousand years old, as old as the pyramids. For centuries this process results in a colour alteration from golden-brown to completely black.
In order to revover this ‘wood-gold’ extensive preparations are needed. The trunks are located in conditions of total darkness, and it’s extraction marks its first exposure to light after centuries of entombment. This careful excavation can take up to five years. Because of this the process of saving the wood for further processing is a very delicate matter, and for this reason the price of quality is quite high.
Where do we come in?
We have been able to retrieve some high quality bog-oak from the banks of rivers in the beautifull Romania. We have had experts date the wood. They do this by the means of carbon-dating. The different minerals found in the tree, and the way they are can be dated. For this we get a C14 Data Carbon certificate authenticating the age of the wood up to 7000 years old. We exported this wood with great care to the Netherlands. Here we are able to give this thousands years old wood a new purpose in modern life.
Because of the strength, this wood is suited for any application possible. Think about woodpanels for floors, beautiful characteristic sinks for in your bathroom, exclusive tables in any size. In other words.. any unique piece can make your house unique.
Please feel free to take a look on this website to see what the bog oak has to offer for you in any way possible. We provide end products, but also take special requests. Of course it is also possible to buy a piece of bog oak if you need a piece to work on yourself.
With kind regards,
The Bog Oak Infinity team.