Twin driftwood coffee tables

Paul contacted me through Custommade to see if I could create a pair of kidney shaped driftwood & glass coffee tables. He wanted them to mirror each other to go in front of a set of couches that were on either side of his living room. Paul sent me a template of his glass which was close in size & shape to the kidney glass I normally use.

Palm Island driftwood & glass dining table

A driftwood table & the different color possibilities

A driftwood table & the different color possibilities

Although most people recognize driftwood as being  silver gray in color due to the lengthy time being exposed to the sun & salt air, not everyone’s decor allows for that color scheme.

My finished inventory of driftwood tables consists almost entirely of the lighter finish because it is my most popular & also takes the longest to obtain.

However, in leading up to that white or silver color, the driftwood goes through a variety of tones due to the bleaching process that I employ.

The following series of images display the possibilities of a particular shade that may better suit your decor. 
The color change in each set of pictures may seem subtle as I proceed slowly with the length of time a piece is submersed & the strength of chemicals used.

The small white spots found on the bases are the patches that hide the bolts used to secure the different support limbs. Their final color will match the finished table.

#1  Raw sandblasted

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Bear in mind that these images are only examples & can’t be exactly matched. Even though the driftwood is all Florida red cedar, there are color nuances in each piece & can be affected differently by the bleaching process.

Other examples can be found here. https://driftwooddecor.wpengine.com/driftwood-glass-top-tables/

2017-A year in review

Every year usually has it’s fill of highs & lows with 2017 being no different except this one had some events that won’t be soon forgotten. Over shadowing everything was the entrance into this world of our first grandchild-Ellie Rose. Needless to say, she has been quite the blessing & a joy to be around. Living only 3 blocks away we are able to play G Pa & G Ma on a regular basis.

Not long after she was born I was scheduled to have a “routine” but not without risk procedure that was supposed to be an overnight hospital stay & back to my shop a couple of days later. It turned out not as we had planned & I ended up in progressive care for 6 days & not able to work for almost 2 months. Just as I was getting back on my feet we had Hurricane Irma decide to pay us a visit which caused quite the mess with water getting in & collapsing the ceiling above where I do my photography & the wind blowing down my sign. My back yard looked like a small lake but that soon subsided & my insurance has given me a new roof & sign.

Prior to my 2 month hiatus I had built up a good inventory of finished tables but I still had a number of orders that I needed to complete or start, but fortunately my customers were very understanding & patient with me. Those are now caught up, I’ve completely recovered & I’m looking forward to see what 2018 holds for Driftwood Decor.

Below are images of my work that some of my customers were gracious enough to send me this past year.

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A driftwood lacquered dining table

driftwood_and_glass_dining _tableI’m frequently asked to create driftwood dining room tables & it’s usually with the sun bleached silver gray patina. However, in the past couple of months I received  4 requests for driftwood dining tables with the lacquered finish.  I just finished the first for a lovely couple who live in Antioch, Tennessee who were kind enough to send me some images of it in their home. They had some definite ideas of what they had in mind so there were many emails back & forth including pictures of the raw driftwood stump before anything was trimmed.

Their main desire was to have a finished piece that was very full with some heavier type roots. They were pleased with the looks of this one, so now it was time to add all the necessary support limbs to ensure that the table footprint was extended enough to be stable & at the same time provide enough room for seating. In addition pieces were bolted to the top of the stump to support the heavy rectangle glass.

Now it was time for the part of the process I no longer do myself & that’s sandblast the entire table…a job that I do not miss, but really enjoy seeing the transformation once I get it back a few days later.

                                                                      All that’s left is the the lacquering which can be time consuming & tedious with all the many nooks & crannies that have to be hand brushed.

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Finally, with help from my son the table is placed in a custom heavy duty crate & the next day is on it’s way north. I always hope to hear from my customers once their piece arrives & hopefully receive some images in it’s new home.These folks were kind enough to do that along with a very gracious note which can be found on my review page.

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