If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you tsunamis, make tables.
That is the spirit of the Maldive resort the One & Only Kanuharu I visited this week. They were hit by the 2006 tsunami which, among other damage, fell many of their trees on the east side of the island. As a part of the clean up, they on-island wood-workers gathered up the downed tree trunks and fashioned them into tables that are used throughout their Handhuvaru lounge.