Every piece of Burr Elm is unique in terms of figure, patterns and colour variations, it's one of my favourite timbers, full of character, rich with features
and no two pieces are ever the same. During the drying process little cracks and voids open up which in a purely decorative piece wouldn't be a problem but an urn needs to be a secure container so all the voids have been filled with powdered Bronze in two part epoxy, making a feature of them.
The Holly and Bog Yew lid has a 12tpi handcut thread ensuring a secure closure.
Bog Yew 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.