Driftwood

Driftwood Wood

Driftwood wood, or simply driftwood, pertains to wood floating or washed off by a body of water, such as an ocean, river, or lake. Driftwood can be found either from the body of water itself or in beach shores, coastlines, and riverbanks. Driftwood is used in a variety of applications, from landscaping to painting to sculptures, etc. It is also a popular decoration for aquariums as the disfigured structure creates a dramatic feel as well as a great home for the fish.

Types of Driftwood Wood

There are numerous forms of driftwood available for purchase. The basic design is standard driftwood. This is readily accessible and the most economical form of driftwood on the market. The wood is commonly seen in Northern America. Standard driftwood is usually the vestiges of trunks or branches that have softened and broken off by water erosion or sandblasted by air erosion.

Standard driftwood is available in different sizes and dimensions. It floats and can be submerged using either one of two techniques. The first technique is to let it saturate inside a water container. The duration of time that a standard driftwood can float relies on the portion of wood. Small portions can take weeks while larger ones can take months or even years. The other technique is using a portion of slate with a hole drilled into it to fit a screw. This way, you can attach the driftwood to a surface without damaging any of its genuine parts.

Another type of driftwood you can use is an African or Savanna Root. This is perhaps the second most popular driftwood used. It submerges by itself thus requiring no extensive saturation or slate attachments. It varies from standard driftwood in appearance.
African driftwood is another type but is not to be confused with the first two mentioned above. African driftwood does look similar to standard driftwood, yet it sinks by itself. Furthermore, it features a more sophisticated form and a darker color as compared with standard driftwood. This sophistication makes African driftwood a more viable choice when it comes to making art, such as paintings and sculptures.