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Old 09-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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I am new to this forum & wondering if anyone is using or has used drift wood for any projects.
I have a cabin at a lake in Washington so I have an
unlimited supply of drift wood in all sizes and shapes.
Now I just need some ideas on what to make with it!

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Driftwood is such a cool thing to work with. You can make windchimes, desk accessories, wall hangings and mixed media art with it.

I used an old burlap bag once to make a wall hanging with woven colored yarns in it, and used driftwood to hang it up.
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I've been thinking of trying to cut some of the flat pieces on my table saw to see what it looks like on the inside.

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If you cut into it and there are lots of air pockets, it would make great ornaments, medallions for boxes, or even jewelry.
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This may be larger scale than what you were thinking about, but I think these are beautiful and thought I would share them with you guys. I would love to have some of these for my yard. I googled driftwood and saw 'driftwood horses'. I didn't read who makes them or where they are made, but they sure are beautiful.


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There are a couple of these out by the Portland International Airport. I don't know who makes them, but it might be worth the drive out to have a look at them, since you are so close, RK.

Thanks for this reminder, Trud. I had forgotten about these.
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I wasn't sure if I had seen them before in an email, or on here or where. After I started to google driftwood, one of the suggestions was driftwood horses, and then I remembered seeing the pics from somewhere.
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A few more ideas I saw while googling....

Coffee tables...


Wallhangings.. I thought this was pretty.



And I am so very much in love with this owl, I can't stand it! lol

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The wall hanging is what I was referring to when I said windchimes. If you use fish line, you can hang it outside. I made one of those once with flattened spoons and forks on it.

The owl is awesome. I wonder who made it. Pure genius, at any rate.
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