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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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This week was horrid, weather wise. (Ok, the Pack lost to but it was a preseason!) So to cool off me and the fam' went to the beach and I just had to search for some driftwood! I got some decent peices, but I am not sure if they are safe. I got them from the shore off of Green Bay (Lake Michigan) which is obviously not a "NO boat zone". They are all dry, not rotting, and I didn't see a single bug or creepy-crawly on them. I was thinking that I would put them in a bucket of water for a month or more (much more) and maybe do a slight bleach dip. If I did that, do you guys and gals think I would be able to use the peices?


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I think you would be able to use those pieces of driftwood. Just bleach and boil, and I'm sure you'd be just fine.
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I also have used local driftwood for several years. I boil only to clear tne tannen,stains water brown. I change the water several times untill it is clear. Then I leave it in sun to dry out. I am sure this is overkill but I have never had any problems. I then glue to slate or let it soak in bucket untill naturally sinks.
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