Such events give bog oaks "a wonderful, rich history," says Charles Stem, president of The Wood Gallery Inc.
Stem's library includes a wealth of information about bog oaks, as his late father's veneer company Chester B.
of Shelbyville, KY, says his company carries bog oak veneer.
Bog oak veneers are used as faces for furniture, paneling and parquet flooring.
Early uses for bog oak included furniture and ornamental pieces, then known in London as Turnbridge ware, writes Hughes.
Stem has supplied bog oak for many clients over the years, including the Atlanta headquarters of IBM, where a plaque was placed in the lobby, designating the unique heritage of the material.