What if you could furnish your home with gorgeous, funky, seashore-inspired wood pieces and never again feel that familiar I'm-chopping-down-the-Amazon guilt? Artist Carl Woodland Jr. is your man. He works exclusively with cedar driftwood — pieces dulled, whitened and twisted by the sea, then washed onto the shore — to make lamps, mirrors, coffee tables, sculptures and even headboards. Carl learned the trade from his father, Carl Woodland Sr., while growing up in the Florida Keys, and the pieces turned out by the family business are just as full of character today as they've always been. Call 1-727-410-1877 or 1-727-410-6988 to place your order with Carl himself.

This article originally appeared in Plenty in April 2008. The story was added to MNN.com.

The drifter
Decor that's from a tree but still guilt free: driftwood.