When wood is submerged under mud for thousands of years, it becomes bog wood. Absence of air and oxidation provide a unique environment for various chemicals and process to work the wood towards petrification. Allen Tilt, passionate about bringing forgotten treasures to light, finds and cures bog wood piece in such a way that they can then be used to make beautiful, timeless furniture. Lately he has been working with top designers, Thomas Newman and Vladimir Krasnogorov, to develop pieces.
- Bog wood is a treasure that lives under rivers and streams and just waiting to be found.
- These pieces of wood are petrified because they have been submerged under the water for so long.
- When the logs are eventually cut open, they reveal some nice color variation.
“I met Allen a few months ago in New Jersey to hear about his enterprise and see some fascinating pieces of furniture that were made from bog oak in the shop of Thomas Newman and Vladimir Krasnogorov.”