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I am aware of that but I was wondering if you can dry out the wood and then boil it turning it into driftwood or something similar to it?
How Patient are you? it can be done but it takes a long time. Select your branch, cut it where you want it. Leave it sit in a place of direct sun for 6months to 1 year. Then remove bark, boil/bake, scrub bleach however you plan to treat it, then get a vat of water, and soak it changing the water every other day or once a week until the water stops changing colors and the wood stops releasing tannins and the wood sinks. this can take up to another 6 months or longer.

It is just simply faster to find a nice piece of driftwood you like online and buy it.

So How patient are you?
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