Likewise, how do I join driftwood?
Simply so, how do you assemble a driftwood sculpture?
How do you glue driftwood to aquarium plants?
Large pieces of driftwood, even thoroughly soaked, can still retain buoyancy. Secure large pieces of driftwood to rocks with monofilament to anchor them. Plants such as Java Moss or Java Fern can be attached to driftwood to create an aged “natural look.” Loosely secure the plants with monofilament (fishing line).
Ideally, you want to glue just on the driftwood pieces. And it’s important to use a professional hot glue gun and professional grade glue sticks or the piece will not stay together.
Over (or under) saturate the bleach solution.
Stick to a maximum of 2 cups of bleach per 1 gallon of water, and a minimum of 1.25 cups of bleach to 1 gallon of water. (Slight variations of bleach concentration subtly effect the color of the driftwood, which is why some people mess with the ratio.)
If you’re using your driftwood for an aquarium, you will need to use a natural process to clean driftwood without any chemicals. If your pieces are small enough, you can boil them but you may split and crack the wood.
Finish the driftwood using either a drying oil finish, such as tung oil, or a driftwood-colored wood stain. Apply the finish with a paint brush, using smooth strokes. This will deepen the driftwood’s natural color without substantially altering it. Allow this to dry overnight.
Add 1 part bleach to 9 parts cold water in a shallow pan. Soak the driftwood for up to a half hour. Longer soaking periods allow the bleach to penetrate all the wood. Rinse it off with clear water, and set it outside where you can add insecticide to the wood.