Making Rustic Jetsam Boat Wood Crafts

From raw jetsam boat wood found on the rugged shores of the Pacific North West.

Creating crafts with jetsam boat wood, logboom signs, old marine charts, salvaged boat hardware and line.

 
 

I wash the raw wood with vinegar and natural soap, and let it dry in the hot Vesuvius sun. I cut the jetsam boat wood to shape, often leaving an element of the rough shredded edge. I carefully hand tear a section of old vintage chart and apply it to the wood. I topcoat the chart and wood with a marine varnish.

 

I carefully hand tear a section of old vintage chart and apply it to the wood. I topcoat the chart and wood with a marine varnish.

I like finding and creating crafts with the colourful signs that mark the log booms. Sometimes these signs break off and can be found floating or along a remote shore. I cut these into smaller shapes, sand the rough parts, and drill holes to use a rope hanging method.  

I carefully apply a hand torn chart, and cover everything with a marine varnish.

 

West Coast inspired rustic crafts made with log boom signs, vintage charts, and old line. Coated with a gloss marine varnish.

Crafts made with jetsam boat wood, leaving a lovely rough edge.

Creating rustic jetsam boat wood crafts

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