ELLE DESIGN STUDIO
These pieces of Petrified wood were forest living 200 million years ago in tropical regions. Because many of these areas lie in a highly active tectonic belt, they have experienced years of intermittent volcanic activity. With each eruption, millions of tons of volcanic ash were blown into the sky and buried the forests. Over time, through a process called permineralization, minerals fill the pores and encase the wood. As the wood is buried deeper & deeper, increasing heat and pressure causes further dehydration and converts the minerals to opal. There is actually no wood left in the piece. What you are seeing is where minerals have replaced the wood, but in the same shape and form. “Rock”-On, Wood!
Petrified pieces start at $950. Slab bases are fully customizable.