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bassistjon112 11-04-2012 05:04 AM

DIY Driftwood I made
 
Just wanted to share some driftwood pieces I made of a japanese maple tree.

It was all fresh wood so I had remove the bark. With some I carved it off, others i power washed. My next step is to let it dry.

This piece is less than 10 inches
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0104.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0103.jpg

One of my favorites
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0102.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0101.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0100.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0099.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0098.jpg

This is the biggest piece. Around 30 inches
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0094.jpg

Texture
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0095.jpg

I plan of using the largest piece of driftwood in this tank.
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/102_0093.jpg

Same tank next to a 29g to get a idea of the size.
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...Untitled-1.jpg

Mcg177 11-04-2012 05:07 PM

Nice work, I am currently trying to make some driftwood myself:) I didn't pull the bark off though it's some kind of oak tree judging by the leaves but it is soaking in a hot tub shell right now ill soak it for a week or two then dry it, bake it, and soak it again

sent from the heavens above

bassistjon112 11-04-2012 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mcg177 (Post 2067240)
Nice work, I am currently trying to make some driftwood myself:) I didn't pull the bark off though it's some kind of oak tree judging by the leaves but it is soaking in a hot tub shell right now ill soak it for a week or two then dry it, bake it, and soak it again

sent from the heavens above

Maybe that will loosen the bark. Could you let me know how it works out for you?

Mcg177 11-04-2012 08:48 PM

No problem ill take a pic of it when I pull it out for its first drying

sent from the heavens above


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