driftwood garden bench

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Project by NHwood posted 04-17-2012 01:31 AM 2182 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first stab at driftwood style furniture, but certainly won’t be the last! This was a lot of fun, letting go of the tape measure and square, and using some creative thinking. It’s made from some local driftwood found (FREE) here in New Hampshire. I brushed on a coat of Autralian Timber oil to finish it off. It’s not perfect, and there are some things I would change, but my better half was most excited to see the finished product, so thats all I can really ask for :) Comments and critiques welcomed, thanks for looking…

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 02:14 AM

A great job. Sometimes you just gotta let the work guide you and it looks like you did it justice. Good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 05:54 AM

Letting the meter and square go! The best of both worlds, both strict planning and improvised artistry!

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 11:41 AM

Stumbling across this in the garden or woods would be a wonderful surprise and I would have to sit and daydream a bit.

-- Nancy

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 09:55 PM

Interesting piece, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 10:14 PM

Love it. Have always wanted to something with driftwood and prunings.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 01:06 PM

Very nicely done! How did you tie it together, if I may ask; I don’t see any screws or nails?

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#7 posted 04-24-2012 12:24 PM

I counterbored the places where there were any nails or screws to inset them, but they are there lol. The back was put together using an air nailer w/ 1” – 2” finish nails and glue. It was a chore getting the first few sections assembled.

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 10:28 PM

its amazing what you can do whith free wood nicely done


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