The bog oak (Quercus robur) is not a separate species from the English oak, but instead refers to logs that have spent centuries, even millennia in the anaerobic conditions of bogs and swamp. The tannic acid reacts with the iron salts contained in the water, which not only discolors the wood, but also makes it very hard. The coloration can be very irregular, varying from light grey to dark yellow, dark brown, or from blue-grey to deep black. These partially fossilized oaks can be between 600 and 8,500 years old.
Dimensions: approx. 150 x 40 x 4 mm
The shown is a sample pair of scales, you'll get a similar piece
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.