I used driftwood from a river in Idaho. My fiance cured the wood, which looked like back-breaking work. We were using two pieces 3 feet long (one had a bunch of roots), so there was no way to boil them. The wood soaked in the tub with a touch of bleach overnight. The next day, he scrubbed them with a nail brush. The wood was then soaked for days in FW
, refilling the tub often. Every other day, he scrubbed down the wood. I forget what I was doing that I could not help
I like our driftwood, however, it has been months and it still will not sink. It is weighed down by pieces of basalt. When this wood finally disintegrates, it will be replaced by Malaysian driftwood. Not only will that driftwood sink, it has properties that don't allow it to break down as fast once submerged in water. I hate to think my fiance did all that work and in a few years, we will have to replace the wood.