Petrified wood is wood that has been buried under sediment and deprived of oxygen for so long that it has become stone. It has the hardness of quartz and sometimes you can see fossilized remains of insects in there that lived millions of years ago. While there are petrified forests in California and Mississippi and Arizona, I believe that it is illegal to pull the stone out of those. The ones I sell in my store are from the island of Java, and weigh between 400 and 800 lbs! The moving guys always call in sick when we need one moved.
Most people use them in interiors as side tables. But since they can be in the rain and are virtually indestructible, I would like to see one in a large shower, or set around a firepit outside as seating. I just plopped mine at the end of my bed for now, but when I find a good match for it, they will be on either end of my sofa in the next apartment I move to.
Do you like petrified wood?
|My petrified wood stump - it's gorgeous!|