Beautifying driftwood

Here are a few steps to help you reveal the inner beauty of driftwood.

The selected piece of driftwood is first soaked and cleaned just using water.

Then all soft or decaying parts are removed using gouge, chisel, or brush.

Depending on the piece, you may want to keep its natural shape or make any changes in such manner that they appear to have occurred naturally.

If needed, sand the wood with succeeding grits levels until a smooth finish is reached.

Then the entire piece of wood is brushed to remove all loose debris and rinsed again in water.

Let the piece of wood dry in full sun for a few days.

Finally apply a natural beeswax and turpentine mixture for a beautiful protective finish.

Keep the natural bleached appearance for an outdoor decoration or sculpture.

I like wood to look as natural as possible, therefore I do not use a base to present a piece. It is up to you , of course, to complement your piece with a good base if you like it.

Your finished decoration or sculpture will be a true original, unique piece of Nature's art.

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