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Driftwood Furniture: Practical Projects For Your Home And Garden

From the beach to the backyard. Driftwood is an ideal building material. It is abundant, renewable and (best of all) free. It is easy to work with, does not require complicated tools and the results are guaranteed to be unique since no two pieces of driftwood are the same. Using driftwood adds to the rustic setting of any garden or patio. Because of the natural process that creates driftwood, it requires no finishes and it is naturally waterproof and bug-free. Author Derek Douglas shows how to construct beautiful and useful chairs, tables, benches, arbors, and decorative objects. Nineteen projects are featured that will appeal to novice and experienced woodworkers alike. The book explains the entire process of creating a driftwood item from how to choose and store driftwood to design tips and the final construction. The necessary materials and tools are fully listed and most are found in the average toolbox. Each clearly illustrated project in Driftwood Furniture is fully explained with valuable tips and practical advice. The results are fun, whimsical and durable. Projects include: Adirondack chair Sleigh planter Boat planter 3-legged and 4-legged chair Tricycle planter Hanging flower pot holder Hooded chair

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Firefly Books (September 6, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1552977021

ISBN-13: 978-1552977026

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Readers with a ready access to driftwood will find this an ideal crafts guide to using driftwood as a building material. Tables, benches, arbors and more can created easily through these step-by-step instructions, which include listings of tools and materials needed. An excellent furniture-maker's guide.

The inserted sections show 16 color fullpage photos with144 pages of practical instruction on fun project examples.Lots of black and white illustrations detail assembly steps.Dimensions of basic furniture and required wood pieces are listed.Examples are often outdoor furniture. The skill level isbasic.

This is a truly wonderful book. The author is very interesting and detailed. You can really build the furniture that is shown in this book. He has short enlightening stories about his experiences. I loved this book. It is even very encouraging.I am so glad I have purchased such a wonderful treasure!

Gave this to a friend retiring to her beach house who intends to get in touch with her crafty side, and who has a hard time sitting still. Since she also loves driftwood, this book was a hit. I was surprised that it gave such specific instructions for specific projects, but it does say, "practical projects" in the title! Even though she may not follow the actual instructions for the furniture pieces, it will provide a basis for how to approach projects and great inspiration for new creations.

my father in law collects driftwood from lake superior and already makes stuff so this will give him more ideas!

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