Reviews

What our customers are saying:

Dear Don,
Thank you for our beautiful coffee table. It looks even better than we expected in our home. Your craftsmanship is magnificent.
Sherwood and Mary   Bonita Springs, Fla  May 2017

 

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It worked out really well. I love it. Thank you so much.
Sheila

It has arrived safe and it is beyond beautiful! I love it more than I thought I would. Thank you so much for making my new house a little more special.

Sincerely,
Kristi A.    Siesta Key, Florida Sept 2016

“Hi Don- Your beautiful driftwood masterpiece has arrived & it is stunning! Here you can see where we placed it & how it soo completes this room!! Thank you so much!!” – Susan Harpswell, Maine,  August 2016

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“Hi Don, I just opened it up. Exceeded all my expectations. Stunning. You are incredibly talented. I totally love it.” –Alice W., Staten Island, NY, June 2016 

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“I found Driftwood Decor and Don on the web. How fortunate for me. I was looking for a driftwood coffee table for our new home in Florida though we were living in Chicago at the time. Don listened to my ideas and interpreted them beyond my expectations. It is an absolutely stunning, very unique piece that I know will become a family heirloom. Thank you, Don, for your vision, craftsmanship, and hard work. You are an artist.” –Liz P., April 2016IMG_1165

“It has been a pleasure working with you, and the result was very much worth the wait! Dave and I have been remodeling/ rebuilding our new home for the last three years, doing much of the work ourselves, and with the help of a good friend and designer. Your work coordinates perfectly with the design of our house. Keep us in mind if you come across a piece of wood that you think will work for our chandelier!” –Karen and Dave, September 2015

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“I have had my dining room table for 29 years and it has become part of the family. In fact will probably have to get a small one in the years to come as we downsize! It will stay in the family to create more happy memories.” – Brenda, September 2015

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“Wanted to let you know that the table arrived late Friday afternoon. It is an absolutely stunning. Everyone who has seen it admires the quality, craftsmanship and your artistic ability to create such an unusual and gorgeous piece of art/ furniture. Thank you” – Ellen, May 2015

“Thank you so much for creating our beautiful table base. We love it so much & think it looks perfect in our home. I appreciate your craftsmanship & your kindness in helping me come up with something that would work in our space. Take care.” – Tracy G, Annapolis, MD, May 2015

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I recently bought a home and to be honest, it’s not beach front property as I have always desired. However, it doesn’t mean I can’t bring the beach environment into my home. Don, from Driftwood Décor, had exceed my expectation on his magnificent work of art. The coffee table I’ve ordered goes beyond your basic table needs. It is a work of art that set the tone for my family room. In addition to his phenomenal workmanship, he is professional, friendly, and meticulous. The table base and glass were carefully packaged when it arrived to me. I appreciate the attention to detail that he provided from start to finish. I highly recommend Don and will be using him again for future driftwood artwork.
Mina T     Elk Grove, CA  February 2017
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“Casually I “met” Driftwood Decor on the web few months ago. Together with my wife, we fell in love with Don masterpieces in seconds!!!! I called him to explain our needs for our coffee table and… TA-DA!!! Mr. Patrick understood this poor Italian speaking a terrible English in a while. He sent us the table at a VERY good price, in a strong crate with all the custom & duty info. I’m so happy about this experience and I strongly recommend this stuff and these people.” – Stefano, Bologna, Italy, July 2015

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“Don designed and built an incredible driftwood custom base for a console table. I had a unique situation and needed something only 24″ high. Not only did he interpret my specifications perfectly but his communication was outstanding. He sent photos throughout the process. Made adjustments as we proceeded. Never once did he refer to costs (although he was very clear as to what it would be in the beginning of the process). His concern was getting the end product exactly as I wanted. The quality of the piece is wonderful. He is an artisan – not a contractor. And a really nice person too!” – kbert, May 2015

“Got my table, and agree it is a wonderful piece,and his work is amazing! Thank you” – giakester, Bahamas- October 2014

“Don is a true artist. I purchased a beautiful natural grey driftwood dining room table and console table from him. They are spectacular pieces of sculpture! Amazing color and texture. Interesting viewed from all angles. Great, personalized service and delivery. I highly recommend his work..” – Debra, Florida Keys-October 2014

“After an extensive search for a tree trunk table base for our dining room table, we commissioned Don to build us a driftwood table base. We could not have been more pleased. Don has a variety of bases and finishes and he would show us different styles and finishes until we found the one for us. Every base is a “one of a kind” and created to our specifications and style. He would send us work-in-progress photos of the process which we loved. Don was professional timely and communicates very well. We would highly recommend Don and Driftwood Decor.”  – salreg, August 2014

“Don of Driftwood Decor was absolutely fantastic to deal with. He was on top of the sale without being “pushy.” He was 100% honest with all expenses and informative every step of the way with pictures and emails. Without a doubt- would do business again with DRIFTWOOD DECOR and recommend them to family and friends. Thank you so much for a beautiful work of art!!!! “- mrsrivet, June 2014

“We’ve known Donald for decades and can attest to his professionalism, talent and integrity. We are happy to own one of his creations and have been privileged to observe his art evolve over the years into such beautiful and functional furniture. Driftwood Decor is a wonderful addition to the Houzz community.” – Susan Young, Orlando- January 2014

“I purchased a driftwood coffee table from Driftwood Décor. I received it just the other day and it is absolutely beautiful, Don, who is the owner of the company is truly a gifted artist who creates driftwood masterpieces! It is a privilege to own one of his works of art. If you are looking to purchase a piece of driftwood furniture, I highly recommend Driftwood Décor.” – thedrifter, November 2013

“Having spent my childhood growing up in south Florida, I knew exactly what I wanted when I went looking for driftwood furniture. I found Don through some internet searches. Here’s what you get with Don. He was always prompt in our correspondence, gave me clear and definitive information and set the right expectations. Buying furniture online, especially a centerpiece like our table was a real stretch for me because I want to see it in person. Don had a good understanding of my concerns. He gave me a timeline and kept to it. He sent me early pictures of new pieces he acquired a bit raw, let me select the one I wanted and held it months while it finished in the sun. We discussed dimensions in meticulous detail and he was perfectly accommodating. When complete, he final priced, built the shipping crate (quite sturdy), and shipped on time. Table arrived in perfect condition exactly as appeared in pictures. A grand experience and beautiful table. First class!” – Mark and Heather, West Des Moines, Iowa, September 2013

“I highly recommend Don and his work. With a one of a kind custom order it can be unnerving to buy something and then not see it until it arrives on the doorstep. I trusted him from the beginning and was not disappointed as he stuck with his estimate, kept me in the loop by sending photos and asking for input, and then delivered a work of art that was a dream come true.” – baileysupreme, August 2013

“We purchased a lamp from Driftwood Decor and are thrilled with it. The lamp is attractive, well-built and expertly finished. Don was helpful and easy to deal with, sending photos from different angles and helping to find the ideal lamp. Shipping was fast and the lamp was well-packaged. Also, his prices are reasonable for something that is making a major impact in our great room.” – floridabungalow, September 2013

“DON DON DON…. I LOVE YOUR WORK. AND SO WILL OTHERS. I wish i had enough vocabulary to give this absolutely amazing artist and a craftsman a higher mark than 5 stars. I have been looking for redwood table for 3 months and of course most of are in CA. The shipping along would be north of $300. ( I am in Florida). 1) He has been responsive from the get go. Answers every single phone call and email (which i could never get from CA guys. Think they need to come down from their high horse) Explained in layman terms what type of wood, grain, burl, etc… 2) he went as far as to take pictures of availble cuts to show sizes. He then went as far as wetting those cuts to show the color and the grain. So long story short I comissioned Don to make me a coffee table. After many many emails and phone calls I finally was confident in his artestry and craftsmanship. He had it made in 2 weeks and I went to pick it up in Orlando. He cut his vacation short to come meet me at his shop. OHHHH. I also forgot to mention he is flexible with orders . Even if you dont like what you order but see some other piece there – he has no objections to do swap it out. The table definitely made a statement upon being placed in my patio. And gave many people a WOW FACTOR. Don – I am forever your fan. Hope people will see your creations and appreciate them like i do. …. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. CAN”T STOP LOOKING AT IT AND BE PROUD OF IT… ” – Mikaela, August 2013

“Having admired Driftwood Decor’s work at an art fair in Vero Beach, I worked with Don Patrick to have him create for me a stand up desk. That desk is now a show stopping centerpiece of my home office, largely because of the care and attention Don gave to it. He refused to send it until it was “right”, and indeed it was. He personally organized a custom glass top, which is very high quality and crystal clear, with nice beveled edges. He also took special care to arrange and secure the various pieces of seasoned cedar so they are bullet proof. We did all this on an handshake, which was very comfortable to do with Don. I cannot give a higher endorsement to a company and to Don.” – Terry Brubaker, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2013

“I have now purchased three items from Don at Driftwood Decor as well as have sent a few friends and decorators his way! I own a beautiful driftwood coffee table for our home in orlando, a driftwood console for our condo at New Smyrna Beach, as well as bought a beautiful hanging piece of driftwood for our porch. They are timeless “showpieces” with exquisite craftsmanship. I would highly recommend working with Don, visiting his workshop if possible (always a treat) , and seeing the many possibilities of furniture made from driftwood.” – pjederer, Orlando- June 2012

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“We are delighted with how the tables look in our round living room. The workmanship is excellent. The glass tops lay perfectly flat across all the wood branches which is remarkable given the number of touch points on the driftwood bases. As to the aesthetics, we wanted something special to match our location on the beach. These driftwood tables are absolutely beautiful and really hit the beach theme on the mark. Don has been delightful to work with. He responds quickly to questions and does a great job posting photos and notes as the project progresses. Great experience!” –Paul G.  Fenwick Island, Delaware , August 2015

“I just received my driftwood lamps and I love them. They’re very well made, with great attention to the form of the driftwood remade as a table lamp. It’s been a total pleasure working with Driftwood Decor.” – Sara A., Newfoundland, N.J., May 2015

“Absolutely perfect. Love the product and the ease of working with designer!” – Dana Rogers, March 2014

“It’s difficult to know where to begin my praises of my experience with Mr. Patrick…so I’ll start at the beginning 🙂 We decided to start a major home remodel in February and to carry on our 36 year “coastal theme”, but with many upgrades and, well, “classier” stuff! One day, I Googled “driftwood furniture” just to see if I could get some kind of inspiration. Lo and behold, I found driftwood and glass tables – beautiful! I wanted one. But, alas, waaay out of our budget price range. Crate and Barrel has a (so called) driftwood coffee table, but for the price, it was frankly just….unattractive and looked like a bunch of old faded waste wood tacked together into a wood concretion! Not at all what I was looking for….I asked our designer (we went whole hog and hired a professional to manage our project – very atypical for us, but we just didn’t know where to begin) to check around…and she came up with pretty much the same results I had. Just too pricey. Or just too ugly! Well, I kept at it and found the CustomMade site…and ultimately, Don Patrick. The pics of his work surpassed anything I’d seen anywhere else on the World Wide Web! So….I started a project and initiated a conversation with Mr. Patrick. We had some honest back and forth discussions and “meeting” Don, albeit only virtually, felt like discovering a long lost friend. He was very willing to work with me on a custom piece in a price range I could afford….no, NOT “cheap” but MUCH greater value and beauty for similarly priced works. What ensued were many messages back and forth, many questions asked and answered, a piece of raw wood we both thought could work for my purpose (and budget) and ultimately, delivery TODAY of my long-desired, one of a kind, custom-made for ME, gorgeous Florida Red Cedar driftwood table! From start to finish, communication could NOT have been better. Every aspect of the transaction was easy and smooth…It has been one of the most pleasurable purchases I have ever made, and I cannot say enough good things about Don Patrick and his work and artistry. But I’ve tried and hope I’ve been able to convey my sincere appreciation of the man’s talent and integrity. It was scary at first to reach out to a total stranger…but my trust has amply been repaid. I have an heirloom piece unlike any other in the world and feel as though I’ve made a long-distance friend in the process. THANK YOU, Don.” – Martha, May 2013

“When I first signed up for custom made, I was a little reluctant to have something custom made long distance. Don Patrick changed my perception. He was very communicative, sent me pictures at each point in the process and kept me informed. The result was phenomenal and much better than I had imagined in regard to design, quality and price. I would highly recommend Don!” – Kathy Manzione, May 2013

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“This lamp is absolutely spectacular. Fast shipping. Very well packaged for safety. Wonderful to do business with Don.” – October 2012

“Gorgeous lamp! I’m so impressed I’m buying another one. The packaging was tight; it arrived in perfect shape. Thank you so much.” –June 2012

“The lamp is absolutely beautiful! So stunning in person, and the quality is top notch. Really pleased with the deal I got, and shipping was prompt and professional. Thank you!” – January 2012

“Great seller!! Item was packaged perfectly and shipped promptly. I am beyond pleased with this lamp! It is more beautiful than I imagined, much more incredible in person. This lamp will be treasured for many, many years. Thank you so much!!” – September 2011

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