Washed up old wood or a driftwood lantern chandelier. There are metal chandeliers and there are wood chandeliers. Rarely do you find a chandelier made from real driftwood. This wood has served it’s time growing on a tree and then floating in the high seas. It’s now time to shed some light on your dining room table as a driftwood lantern chandelier.
Driftwood Lantern Chandelier
Driftwood is a form of marine debris. It’s wood that has been washed ashore onto a beach, river or lake by the tides, waves or wind. Most driftwood is the remains of trees that have been washed into the ocean due to flooding or high winds. And after a certain period of time, erosion and wave action make it difficult to determine the exact origin of any particular piece of driftwood. In some communities, driftwood is considered a nuisance. It washes onto the beach making it difficult to walk and sometimes it attracts bugs. But besides making this beautiful driftwood lantern chandelier, driftwood has many beneficial attributes that help our ecosystem. Driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish and other species that live in the sea. The decomposed wood gradually turns into nutrients that are then reintroduced as a food source for some aquatic species. And once on land, driftwood provides shelter for birds and many plants. It also becomes the foundation for our naturally built sand dunes that protect both land and homes. So next time you kick that old piece of wood on the beach remember how important it is to our environment. And pick some up to make your own driftwood lantern chandelier. Got wood?