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Our Palm Island delivery

As Nikki & I are getting ready to go on one of our get away long weekends to Manasota Key, I’m reminded of one of the best customer exchanges that we’ve ever had. Several years ago we were participating in

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Islands of driftwood-Part Two

Although there are quite a few red cedar driftwood islands located throughout this part of  Florida’s Gulf coastline, it can be very challenging to get access to where the wood is located. The winding narrow waterways can be very shallow

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Islands of driftwood-Part 1

I’ve long contended that the red cedar driftwood found on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast is the finest in the world for creating driftwood furniture. Not only is the size of the trees ideal & the color striking, it is where

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Maine driftwood coffee table

Although my showroom is not the fanciest of buildings, I always encourage my customers to visit me when they are able. I do my best to photograph my work, so that people have a good representation of the actual pieces,

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Englewood sandblasted dining table

In an earlier post entitled Gulf Coast deliveries I mentioned a sandblasted dining table we delivered to Chip & Liz in Englewood. We brought the table & he had a local glass company deliver the 60″ round glass. We recently

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Octagonal driftwood dining table

Jean had recently purchased a home on a barrier island off Florida’s east coast & was in the process of decorating it. She wanted the home to have a very comfortable but attractive “beachy” look. The home’s previous owners had

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Englewood Art Festival

Our last art show of the season is also one of our favorites. It is put on by the Rotary & is comprised of just over a 100 artists. We always have the same 2 spaces on Dearborn St at

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Apollo Beach driftwood coffee table

I often ask my customers to send  images of my work once it’s in their homes along with any comments as to their thought process in selecting a driftwood table. The home pictures always look more inviting than my studio

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Artsfest in Stuart, Florida

Nikki & I participated in the Artsfest Arts & Crafts festival this past weekend.  It was held on the street & in beautiful Memorial Park in downtown Stuart and although the weather was perfect  the crowds, unfortunately, didn’t materialize.  

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Gulf Coast table deliveries

Occasionally it works out where we can deliver some of our work to customers who live in other areas of the state. It’s usually when I have more than one delivery in the same general area. It cost the customer

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Driftwood center pieces

There aren’t too many places for a person to go, especially in Central Florida, when they are looking for a piece of driftwood for a special project. I have a limited supply of just raw wood that I do sell,

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Best of Houzz 2014 award

As mentioned in previous blog posts and displayed on my home page, I have examples of my driftwood furniture on Houzz.com. Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their

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The bleaching field

When driftwood comes to mind, it’s almost always the silver gray appearance of a piece of wood that’s been lying on a deserted beach for years that people think of.  Although wood can be whitewashed, painted or artificially altered, the

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Merritt Island lacquered foyer table

Sometimes my customers find me through an online search and it turns out they weren’t that far away. Such is the case with a Merritt Island couple who live less than an hour away. They had completed a restoration to

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