Our salvage journey started several years ago when my husband took a salvaged Douglas Fir rafter beam and carved a mantel by hand. He installed it where we had a hideous 1970s pink granite block fireplace. We surrounded the mantel with river rock, inspired by the look of the bar fireplace at Skamania Lodge, one of our favorite places.
I decided to do a little artwork for my husband as a birthday gift. I drew the longitude and latitude of Ocean Park in pen and pencil. Given the mantel is the center of our home and world, I thought this directional piece needed to be placed right there- at the heart of our universe. And yes, the piece of driftwood next to the drawing is shaped exactly like a human heart.