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This listing is for the Henry David Thoreau quotation, "I went to the woods..." shelf sitting stone which is pictured. It is impossible to make two of these the same. So... the listing is for the exact stone that is pictured. This stone measures 10.5 inches long by 2.5 inches tall by 1 inch deep.

This is a unique little stone to set on a shelf next to those photos of the adventures you have taken to mountain peaks or deep, coolly wooded valleys. It could be set on a shelf, bookcase, desk, windowsill, or any other flat surface. It sets well on its own, no prop is needed. From what I understand, this stone is called Ancient Sea Bed. It is very tightly packed sandstone. This is a piece that has been cut to be used in architectural masonry, but I have re-purposed it and used the nicely cut side to engrave on. The grain of this stone is beautiful with some darker areas and light, highlighted areas as well.

After sandcarving, engraving, the stone I apply a black layer of paint. I use specially formulated stone paint designed for this exact purpose. You do not need to worry about the paint peeling, flaking, or fading.

I use a sandblaster to engrave the stones. I personally design, finish, package and ship every item listed in my shop. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in custom work of a similar design.

I Went to the Woods... Engraved Sandstone Shelf Sitter


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sandstone, stone, rock, tumbled rock, sandcarved, engraved, words, natural stone, etched, graphics, text, blocks, cubes
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 4 people