Why Is Petrified Wood Furniture Such A Luxury Item?

 

There’s no hiding it...petrified wood tables are more expensive than something you’re going to pick up at your local furniture store. They are for a very special type of person who has likes to contemplate the history of the items that surround them.

Still, a large stone from your garden center will also last a lifetime and has seen quite a few millennia as well. So what makes a piece of petrified wood so much more special? Let’s consider...


Where it came from - While that rock at the garden center probably got there from less than 50 miles away, we have to travel across the globe to find the kind of quality pieces that are just right. That’s because of…

The conditions - The conditions millions of years ago had to be perfect in order to create the petrified wood. Those conditions didn’t happen very often, and even fewer specimens are at the surface. And even when they did, you run into a...

Rarity of good pieces - Here’s something that most people never realize. More than 99% of petrified wood is unsuitable to use as furniture. Most of it is the size of sand, needles, candy bars, and rarely as large as a stick of firewood. Pieces that are large enough to make petrified wood furniture are incredibly rare.


So is a piece of petrified wood furniture worth it? Let’s put it this way...if it’s your intention to buy a furniture that will last many lifetimes, then a piece of petrified wood furniture is for you. You won’t ever have to buy another.