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A very special desk crafted from a kauri log which had lain submerged in a New Zealand bog for 40,000 - 50,000 years. The wood, imbued with a variety of chemicals leached from the bog water, was beautifully seasoned, and when hand planed and finished with oil, exuded a remarkable, many layered amber-like luster, marked with bubbles of glowing burl. Kauri desk photos credit - Mark Matthews Return to Gallery