If purchased, displayed and sold properly, driftwood can be one of the most profitable items that you sell in a fish store or fish department. To start with, there are many different types and sizes of driftwood, and it is absolutely true (at least with the real stuff) that no two pieces are the same.
Consequently, where can I find driftwood in nature?
Additionally, what can you do with driftwood logs?
Driftwood can be used to make furniture and lamps – you may DIY such pieces or buy ready ones. Driftwood can become a base for your dining, coffee or console table, it can be used to build a shelving unit, some racks, clothes and jewelry holders and hangers and even benches, sofas and chairs.
Why is driftwood so expensive?
Driftwood isnt just dried out, it’s created by a cycle of wetting and drying over a long period of time. It’s only expensive because people are willing to pay for it- take a trip to the river and you can usually get some for free.
What is the best way to preserve driftwood?
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.
What is the driftwood rule?
One of the first rules we were taught on arrival in Shetland in 1980 was the ownership of driftwood rule. On the strand line, a freshly washed up chunk of wood belongs to whomsoever claims it and drags it up onto the upper shore.
Where is the best place to find driftwood?
This is because most driftwood is found along riverbanks, at the edges of lakes, or along the beach. It’s a misconception that driftwood is only found on a beach. Riverbanks and around lakes are all good places to get driftwood. I’ve even found beautiful pieces in swamps – I believe this is referred to as “bogwood”.
Can you take driftwood from the beach?
The answer to your question is, yes, it is legal, but it does require some paperwork. There are different rules for collecting natural items from the beach, depending on whether it’s for personal or commercial use.