Sunday, August 9, 2009

Driftwood bench project

My wife found some driftwood at the beach and thought it would make for a nice bench.

This is what I came up with.

This is a very simple bench but very functional and heavy duty.

The driftwood included a large 8' 4" plank (2" thick and 15 1/2" wide), a couple of 6" logs and an old beat up 1x6 plank.

I simply cut the logs to 15 3/4" length and tied them together with the 1x6. These were fastened to the plank with 4" spikes.

The Thing weighs a ton but makes for a great rustic looking campfire bench.


  1. This bench of yours looks very awesome. I like the way you created it. The drift wood materials you used were just enough to make a simple bench. I should go to the beach and find some driftwood as well so I can make a bench just like this one. It will surely be fun and exciting task.

    1. Thanks for the nice comment. The bench has stood up well. We've had it for 3 years now and it is very sturdy. The best thing about driftwood is that it is zero maintenance. The more abuse it gets the more character it has.

      If you make something please post pics. I'd like to see other examples.

    2. FYI. I've put another driftwood project up.

  2. How was the experience fastening the planks? Did you encounter difficulties? I can't imagine hammering a nail on that thick planks. By the way, I saw the tile table. It looks awesome. You really did a great job in making that table. unbrako

  3. Thanks for the nice comment about the table!

    No real problems fastening the planks. Just need a good solid hammer. I also put some glue in that joint for some extra strength. It was Elmer's polyurethane I think(


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