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House & Home Furniture

Driftwood Furniture

Practical Projects for Your Home and Garden

by (author) Derek Douglas

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
Furniture, Woodwork, Woodworking
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price

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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:


About the author

Editorial Reviews

Combination how-to and inspirational book details furniture and objets d'art... guaranteed to be unique.

Globe and Mail

Plenty of ideas, tips and instructions on how to build rustic pieces that will add charm and personality to any setting.

Toronto Saturday Sun

An easy to follow guide to a furniture making hobby... a quick read full of helpful hints and excitement.

Independently Reviewed

Simple step-by-step instructions for a variety of backyard driftwood objects.

Kitchener Record

Looking for unique or inexpensive furniture... Douglas tells you how... Driftwood has many benefits. It is strong, free and beautiful.

Cottage Times

Offers readers a wealth of information... numerous tips and ideas for working and designing with driftwood... of interest to many woodworkers and crafters.

Library Journal

Douglas' detailed drawings, large color photos and friendly prose make his book a delight.

Ang Newspapers [California]

Rustic, artistic and perhaps comfortable... a practical easy-to-follow guide to create whimsical and durable garden projects.

Victoria Times-Colonist

Timeless rustic appeal.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

All one needs to know... included are tips on saving money, pulling broken drill bits out of the wood and other helpful tips.


The author knows his craft and offers step-by-step instruction... suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Country Almanac