Beech wood crafts are all the rage this summer. They have been especially popular because they offer such a variety of fun, simple and artistic projects to create. The craze started after Hurricane Wilma hit Florida and left a bevy of damaged and unsightly wood on the beaches. Repairing the damage was top priority, but wood crafts were also important in helping to clean up the spirit of the area. Craftsmen took the opportunity to clean up their crafts and post what they had done on their websites and in magazines. Hundreds of craftsmen gathered at the S.U. Beach of Florida to share sand crafts and repair supplies and form the cleanup crew for the area’s largest annual event, the Spirit of the South Beach.
Beech wood crafts can range from simple items such as bowls and cups to complex creations such as life-sized sailboats. Woodworking projects are so plentiful that you are sure to find something to build that you will enjoy. The S.U. Beach has been especially helpful with providing an endless supply of wood crafts.
In the months leading up to the Spirit of the South Beach, people set up a massive craft fair to sell their creations. Hundreds of artisans set up shop along the Boardwalk making everything from bowls and cups to giant sand castles. Most of the crafts at the fair were made from reclaimed or recycled lumber, including beams, planters and benches. The crafters even brought some of their own tools and made extra ones to sell along the Boardwalk.
The local hardware store Hobby Lobby had sand for sale and sold bowls and other items made from the sand. After the fair was over, the sand wasn’t very high quality, so the crafts found another place to make them. And the bowls and tables stayed on the beach where they belong. No matter how far away they were, the local craftspeople would still come back to the S.U. Beach to get in their shells and do the woodworking that was there first time.
Beach woodworking is a classic sport for locals and visitors. Local artists build crafts to take down on the sand and then to bring them back to the shore for the masses to see. Many of these crafts have been passed down through the generations. Some of the crafts are exquisite examples of craftsmanship on a tiny scale, but all of them have the ability to tell a story and tell it well.
The crafters of the world over are drawn to the warm sun and the wood of the beach. That is why many wood crafts come from areas as far away as Japan and Brazil. The wood is cured and colored, then turned into bowls, planters and so much more. When you go to a beach, you can almost always find some crafts to take home with you.
Crafts made from wood on the beach are also very unique because of the natural beauty of the area. Most crafts made by people on the beach will include some form of sea grass or shells that come from the ocean. There are crafts made from kelp harvested off the shores of Japan and other countries. They are beautiful works of art that stand on the beach until the next season arrives.
Wood crafts are very relaxing activities. You can spend hours gluing beads or cutting paper to make something special for someone you care about. Whatever your idea, you can be sure that it will be done properly and beautifully. And you can make it at any time of the year, including winter, so you never have to miss a beat when it’s around.