Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, not a separate species, it is found in wood that has begun initial stages of decay but
once the wood is dried the spalting process is stopped. It can give the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood.
Bog Oak is a material from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilisation of wood, with further stages ultimately forming jet, lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.
This piece was rough turned to shape then left to dry for several months, when dry, it is brought to the lathe where both the inside and outside are trued up, it is sanded to a fine finish then covered with multiple coats of a hardwearing and eco friendly hardwax oil. The Walnut threaded lid has a handcut 12tpi thread ensuring a secure closure.