Creating The Cwtch - Drift Craft Style

My latest project started a week ago this eve in my Drift Craft workshop.... a new home gift for one of my besties who I was finally able to visit at the weekend
Drift Craft by Jo driftwood mirror gin bar
Had the inspiration to utilise an old Mirror and decided to craft it into a gin bar with a bottle shelf, glass holder shelf and some twinkly lights...

Drift Craft by Jo illuminated drift wood mirror gin bar

Mission accomplished - or so I thought!! 

The gin bar looked lovely on the wall but once we discovered a whole pile of aged wood on a scrap heap hidden at the bottom of her gorgeous new garden there was only one thing to do... and so it began - a weekend of sanding, sawing and building...

By the end of day one I had lovely new saw (which I was very excited about!) and we had a bar...

and then it all came together by the end of day two...

The Cwtch was complete!! 

We had created a proper home for my Driftwood Rustic Gin Bar / Mirror utilising a whole stack of old discarded wood. The aged summer house off cuts were sanded, sawn and created into a beautiful bar top standing on the rustic legs formed from the old roofing timbers. Finally we clad everything with a combo of sanded down pallets, and what looked like old floorboards, fence panels and furniture pieces. We even turned a rickety old ‘something’ (we never worked out what it would have been in its time) into a hanging shelf to finish it all off!

Sadly we ran out of time to actually use the bar but I’m sure once restrictions are lifted further there will be many a happy memory made at that bar!

At the time of writing this, I’m not sure I can face the prospect of another complete bar build but I’m thinking home bar accessories and gin bars are a great new way to expand on my current Driftwood Bottle Openers and Driftwood Mirror Ranges

https://www.driftcraftbyjo.com/collections/driftwood-bottle-opener-products

https://www.driftcraftbyjo.com/collections/driftwood-mirror-products

As always, I’m welcome to custom requests and commissions. If you like what we’ve achieved with The Cwtch and would like to add a little Drift Craft style to your home / garden bar do contact me via my website 

https://www.driftcraftbyjo.com/