Practicing EcoCarpenTree

I collect driftwood from the beaches and islands of Hong Kong to give it a new life and a new purpose within the human world. This reclaimed and repurposed wood offers a different perspective on our single use culture, and it speaks to the perseverance and indomitable beauty of Nature. Through my ecocarpentree, I let the wood speak for itself; I do not force it into shapes it would not willingly grow into. I let the ocean do most of the carving and shaping, and I use all non-toxic materials and assemble the furniture using traditional methods and bamboo dowel rods. Below are some of the results. You can find more and works in progress on my Instagram page at #eluciousdesign. 

Above is a ocean motif desk which features a lamp with built in switch, a drawer, a shelf and cubby holes for letters, etc. Also, seen here complete with mysterious unfolding box with coral pull and playful vintage deer figurines. The desk measures 45cm wide, 160 cm high and 15 cm deep.

Above is wooden chair which I found broken on the beach and subsequently. I replaced the missing back pieces with driftwood, added paint to highlight the wood colors and grain it, added a shelf below for increased functionality and am currently adding more sculptural elements to the back. I also added a built in vase which is pictured with orange poppies in it. The chair measures 66cm wide, 90 cm high and 50 cm deep. I added casters to make the chair into the perfect office chair. 

Above is a wall hanging organizer which features two small shelves and one hook suitable for keys, wallets, etc. This measures 82cm high, 8 cm in depth, 10 cm in width

Above is a wall hanging organizer which features one small shelf and two hooks suitable for keys, wallets, etc. This measures 63cm high, 8 cm in depth, 15 cm in width

Above is a small coffee table with two shelves and a built in vase. This measures 55 cm high,  16 cm in depth,  40cm in width

Above is a small coffee table which flaunts its ocean carved shape. This measures 46cm high,  73cm in length,  23cm in width

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Above is a small coffee table with two shelves and a built in vase. This measures 60 cm high,  25 cm in depth,  40cm in width

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On the left are antique drill bits I use along with my antique drill  (above)  which I use for larger projects. 

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Above is an antique drill I am fond of using. It is over 100 years young and still going. I love antiques as they tend to indomitable with lives and secrets of their own. 

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