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drift wood

Anyone know a good place to order drift wood that isn't outrageously expensive? Some of these prices are insane! Thanks
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Depends on what you consider outrageous, probably. Substrate Source has a decent selection, IMO, although not cheap. They show up in classifieds here on occasion, and Tom Barr sells them, too. Driftwood is tough to sell online, due to high shipping costs.


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I got mine from fleabay. Nice prices for what I got. They are not sinkable though, I had to attach to slate.
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I bought 7 pieces of it from various sources before I realized that I wasn't going to like any that I didn't hand pick. Some sites show you pictures of the exact one that you will
get. There are a couple of those on E-bay.
But I get more satisfaction from finding my own.

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This is a frequent question that comes up but has many answers. First might be why you feel the wood is outrageous. When I feel something is too high I look for alternates and in this case I go find my own wood.
When I mention finding wood, there is often the response that there is none to be found around them.
WRONG! It is usually just a matter of looking and being willing to go get it. That is when the subject of high prices comes into perspective. Is wood too high if you are not willing to go get it yourself?
This is a picture I just found on Yahoo in an article about sea level rise killing the coastal trees.


But what jumped out at me was the wonderful wood prospects that are available to those on the East coast. This happens to be a national park but they allow hunting and fishing so I should think a bit of wood collecting would be available as well.

But of course it will take some time and effort and you will have to get dirty and possibly wet. you will have to drive out and find the wood, cut it and drag it back to the car, come back and clean it and get it ready to use.

But then it is free, right?
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