This rustic DIY bed frame offers tons of bedroom storage. Recycled wooden crates slide into place to hold extra pillows, blankets, bedding, out-of-season clothing, and more. -- 15 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself: Bob Vila.
If you were to use drift wood this would be awesome for a beach reception style thing. Very natural, but striking. Drill holes in wood, place tea lights. Beautiful outdoor table center piece for the picnic table---AROUND THE GARDEN POOL