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.Bert,
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?
It is just simply faster to find a nice piece of driftwood you like online and buy it.
So How patient are you?