Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our 20,000,000 Year Old Tables

petrified wood, Bali

I fell in love with petrified wood tables on a buying trip to Bali many years ago.  Designers also loved their unique polished look as they didn’t last long in the showroom or the Wesco Fabrics Denver warehouse. A customer from Wyoming purchased 10 of them one day and drove them home in a very heavily laden truck.

Marla completes an order on our last buying trip.  We were drenched after 3 hours selecting the very finest pieces in the blazingly hot warehouse!

ancient logs, Indonesia, petrified wood

Ancient logs of petrified wood are found in the islands of Indonesia. Millions of years ago trees were buried deep under volcanic ash, and initially preserved due to lack of oxygen. Mineral laden groundwater eventually saturated these underground logs and slowly the wood was replaced entirely by minerals. Finding and excavating petrified wood logs is an incredibly labor intensive activity!

large petrified wood log, Wesco Fabrics

These workers found a large petrified wood log very deep in the ground.

Wesco Fabrics, petrified wood table

Only the very best and most solid pieces can be cut and polished. The cutting process takes many hours to accomplish.  Petrified wood has the same hardness as quartz and is polished by hand to a high shine like granite.

petrified wood tables

I love our assortment this year! Designers often group three similar size tables together for end or cocktail tables.

petrified wood slab

petrified wood slab on stand

Our heavy and thick petrified wood slabs are stunning on stainless steel bases!

petrified wood fish

petrified wood fish, monkey wood console

Designers love our polished petrified wood fish sculptures! The largest are about 24” wide.

petrified wood cocktail table, Wesco Fabrics

A favorite on this shipment is a very large 4’P square cocktail table made from petrified wood, pieced together on stainless steel. It’s very bold and dramatic! 


polished petrified wood slab on stand

Our small polished petrified wood slabs on metal bases make an interesting tabletop accessory!

polished petrified wood bear

The piece de resistance is undoubtedly our polished petrified wood bear sculpture!  The size, 27” long x 15 ½” high x 13” wide, is perfect for a most unique, attention-grabbing table.

***Drop by our warehouse at 4001 Forest Street, Denver CO 80216, M –F 8 am – 4:30 pm, for VERY SPECIAL PRICING on our new furniture and accessories!

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