Find natural and salvaged driftwood lighting items at Modish. We have candelabras, chandeliers, pendant lamps, floor lamps handcrafted out of driftwood and mangrove roots. No two pieces are alike. Each handmade item has a complex, naturally-sculpted form and intricate grain pattern. Our driftwood collection is designed to leave the smallest environmental footprint.
Where does driftwood come from?
Driftwood is wood that has been salvaged from near water bodies.There are various types of wood that can be washed ashore, each more mysterious than the last. The majority of driftwood will be twigs, logs and sticks that have come from trees. They may have been washed into the sea via storms or flooding, sometimes they will come from loggers, and even sunken wooden ships.
How does driftwood look different from other kind of woods?
Driftwood furniture is almost always bleached by the sun's ultra-violet rays and looks very naturally light color. Some designers stain their driftwood – however this creates a very different appearance that is not typically what you would associate with driftwood.
The wood is almost always smooth too. It is anyone’s guess how long the wood has been adrift in the sea. The constant crashing of the waves, and the endless erosion of the water smooth all rough edges of to a beautiful smooth round shape.
These two factors make driftwood a stunning natural looking material – it is impossible to see a piece of driftwood furniture without thinking of the seaside.
The driftwood furniture and decor available on Modish
Driftwood Coffee Tables, side tables are the most popular option in driftwood furniture. The wood is strong enough to support the weight of a coffee table and is usually made with a glass top. This allows you to see the beauty of the driftwood from lots of different angles.
Driftwood console tables are another great use of driftwood. They can only really be used to hold ornamental trinkets and should never be used to hold any substantial weight.
Driftwood lamps are also quite popular. Small size pieces that are not suited for constructing larger pieces of furniture are utilized in these lamps. Driftwood chandeliers and pendant lamps are also quite popular.
Driftwood mirrors and picture frames are also quite common and popular and add an enchanting decor accent to any room.