Linen Chest – Bog Oak & Burr Olive Ash

‘Bog Oak Ripples’ chest – ref. 1501


This linen chest was awarded a prestigious Bespoke Guild Mark in 2016 (Guild Mark No. 460), and is made from the most gorgeous example of bog oak which is approximately 5000 years old. This very rare form of timber is oak that has been preserved in ancient peat bogs, where the acidic anaerobic conditions have turned the oak a rich black colour. The interior is finished in a fantastic burr olive ash for added drama and contrast.

Design Alteration Examples/Options

You may want to tailor the design to suit your specific requirements. We have a can-do attitude so why not get in touch with Edward to discuss your options.

  • Cedar or suede lining

Price available on request


128cm wide, 55cm high, 50cm deep

Bog Oak Ripples chest diagram showing dimensions.


Shown in 5000+ year-old bog oak with an interior of book-matched olive ash burr.

Edward believes the following materials would work well with this design, however, there are many other options available.
Rippled ash with burr maple interior or English walnut with burr ash interior:

Wood samples of rippled ash, burr maple, English walnut and burr ash.

Limited Edition – 15

Lead Time
– Lead time varies according to the workshop schedule

Design Time
– If you would like to tailor the design please allow 1 – 2 weeks

Production Time
– Project takes 8 – 16 weeks to manufacture in our workshop


The blanket chest is just what we had hoped for. The combination of the bog oak and the ripples reminds me of many happy times in the Outer Hebrides…. peat and the Atlantic! Every time I look at it, it makes me smile, thank you so much!
MR, Guildford, Surrey.


Over the last few years Edward Johnson has been awarded four Bespoke Guild Marks. One for the excellent execution of design and craftsmanship for this 5,000-year-old bog oak Ripples blanket chest (BGM 460). This prestigious accolade is awarded by the furniture industry’s governing body, The Furniture Maker’s Company. With only a few awarded each year, the award highlights and recognises some of the best pieces of furniture in the country.


View and download our product sheet:

Product sheet for bespoke Bog Oak Ripples chest

Read more about the Ripples technique.


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