An individual piece of wood that has been washed a shore or beach of a sea, lake and even rivers by the auction of tides, waves and winds is beautifully entitled driftwood. It is a common, beautiful sculptural form of marine debris or tide-wrack that can be found with ease.
In certain waterfront areas it`s a major nuisance. These pieces of wood do provide shelter and food for fish and other aquatic species and birds alike as they float on the surface of the water, in oceans. It is known that showrooms and gribbles along with various bacteria do decompose the pieces of wood, gradually transforming these into nutrients that are afterwards infused into the food web, now refreshed. In some cases, the piece of wood, only partially decomposed will hit the shire where it will offer protection and comfort to plants, birds and various animals that can make use out of it. Driftwood is also known to be the foundation of sand dunes.
The most recurrent piece of driftwood comes from trees that drop into water, these can be even wooden logs, entire trees, branches or small twigs that hit the oceans mainly thanks to flooding, high winds or various natural occurrences. Various individuals do call this pieces drift lumber as it includes the remains of various human-realized objects, pieces of buildings, furniture pieces, sculpted wooden piece dropped or torn from ships and even whole boats that managed to lost they`re anchor or connection with land.
The most interesting aspect of driftwood is that it is basically en-globed in mystery, it is a piece of wood that thanks to erosion and wave action, sunburn and evidently, water, has no prospect, it is almost impossible to find out where it comes from if the piece has been in the water for long.
It is a form of art.
Everyone knows it.
DIY enthusiasts in particular, know it.
You can use driftwood to construct a green Christmas Tree.
Norse mythology attests the first humans entitled Ask and Embla have been shaped out of two pieces of driftwood, one elm, one ash. These have been sculpted by the mighty god Odin and his brothers, Ve and Vili.
The vikings could cast wood into the sea before making their landfall, the location of the piece of wood it was mean to be an indication of where to construct some mead halls. The piece of wood used were then used to materialize the seat pillars of the new, great hall.
Sculptural driftwood can beautify the world through its simple, plane presence. It is used to construct various furniture pieces that today are traded for considerable amounts of currency.
Arctic wood was it is known to be in some cases the only source of wood for certain Arctic populations like Inuits until the first contact with traders in Europe has been established. The first Inuit boats, now wearing the tag “traditional” have been also used driftwood frames wrapped in skins. Today, happily, these isolated territories do use wood from deconstructed huts or buildings but driftwood is still an added resource that is kindly used by certain individuals.
Today things are different.
The beautiful naturalness of wood is considered noble, elegant as a result, desirable. Today, the test of time in water happily is appreciated by the individuals that salvaged the pieces.
Full planks of driftwood can wrap around a mirror into a stunning ensemble, take advantage of its stunning aesthetic values.
Driftwood has become the one of the main attraction in the world of do it yourself projects, it is used in its pure shape in very few cases being it altered severely. Cleansed, sanded and adapted to its new purpose, driftwood can now be wrapped around beautiful photo frames for a a neat look; it can be discreetly pierced to accommodate votive candles; it can be wrapped around a mirror to create a beautiful piece.
A piece of sculptural wood can take multiple shapes and materializing a Jewelry organizer is a state that it often embraces.
Succulents can personalize everything. Use beauty to your advantage.
An object of design like no other can change your decor.
Let your creative mind flow through the infinite oceans of pure beauty.
Do you use Driftwood in DIY Projects Wearing Immense Beauty? How do you use it and how you`ve first find out that it exists?…