Garden Furniture at Driftwood Craft Shop stands the test of time

Posted on: 7th July, 2014

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

“Every chair should be a throne and hold a king” Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

At time of writing, West Cork is experiencing a heat wave that has everybody out in the garden until the last possible moment before bedtime. Well-designed and durable garden furniture allows you to take full advantage of good weather when it comes; luckily a West Cork company is producing possibly the most comfortable wooden chairs in the world!

Driftwood is located between Glengarriff and Castletownbere in the shadows of Hungry Hill and its signature ‘Beara Chair’ has become a staple of gardens around Ireland. In fact Dromquinna Manor near Kenmare, which has been taken over by the Brennan brothers, recently ordered 24 chairs for its new glamping site.

Whether soaking up the sun in the garden or reading a good book in the conservatory, the Beara Chair Adirondack style is a relaxing armchair with a curved back that is designed to align with the contours of your back.

Each chair is individually handmade by craftsman Paul Skilling, from pressure treated Scandinavian Redwood – an exceptionally durable timber from Eco friendly sources. The chairs can also be made from Monterrey Cypress and Oak on request.

“We are proud of our furniture, the quality of the workmanship and materials used are very important to us,” says Paul.

The chair is fully assembled, ready for you to apply your own finish or can be painted in your desired colour by the Driftwood team prior to delivery. Delivery to anywhere in Ireland is exceptionally priced at just €30 per chair. See www.thebearachair.com for details.

Another product from Driftwood that is flying out this summer is their ingenious folding picnic bench – transforming from a picnic table with seats to a bench in one swift movement. This multi functional piece is ideal for smaller gardens. Enjoy your dinner al fresco before changing it to a bench to watch the sun go down.

Paul’s wife Irene runs the adjoining Driftwood Craft Shop, which is part of The Grand Day out tour of the Beara Peninsula. This tour allows visitors discover mature gardens, local artists, craftworkers and retreats, as well as breath-taking scenery and great food.

Why not take a trip to this beautiful part of the country and call in for a browse or a rest on a Beara Chair! Driftwood is open 10am to 6pm. Tel 027 60236.

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