Unique Bog Wood plaques can be personalised and engraved to celebrate the opening of a new business, premises, school, or club.
Our bog wood plaques are created from Oak and Yew trees that have been preserved in bog for approximately 5000 years. Bog Yew is a lighter colour and has been carbon dated to 4800 years old while Bog Oak is darker and older at approx 6000 years old. Bog wood creates stunning custom engraved plaques. They are ideal for clubs or businesses, but please note they are NOT suitable for use outdoors! We have a fine selection of bog wood pieces available and ready to be engraved.
Irish Gift Solutions will always email you a layout of your gift to approve before we create it. As it is a personalised gift each order is only manufactured when you are 100% satisfied with the layout.
- Engraved bog wood
- While each piece has been dried and seasoned it should not be subjected to extremes of temperature.
- Bog wood, is wood from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay for thousands of years.
- The wood is stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water.
- Irish bog wood may come from any native tree species naturally growing in or near bogs.
The bog wood we use is made from parts of trees - usually stumps that
have been uncovered usually when draining or extracting peat from bogs.
Often in boggy land the bog wood also rises to the surface, and is then
Around 4000BC the bogs of Ireland spread and trees at
the edges of the bogs were covered with water and eventually formed part
of the bog.
The bog wood was preserved by the acidic and
anaerobic (no oxygen) bog waters which prevented the wood from decaying
normally. Bogs are noted for their preservation properties and many
interesting artifacts have been unearthed from Irish bogs over the
The bog wood we use has been air dried for at least 12 months before it is cut into plaques and finished.