One of my hobbies is called Driftwood Art. I have been taking this class for about five years. The technique we use is called the LuRon Method. The wood we use is what is called found wood. Mostly driftwood but also wood that is found in the forest.
First, the wood is cleaned by washing with a garden hose to remove any loose debris. Then it is further cleaned by using a sharp tool to remove any dead wood. The object is to get down to good wood. Then we sand the wood until smooth and then comes a technique called boning. We rub the wood with a smooth deer antler. This process seals the wood and gives it a shine. Originally the process was taught to the founder of the LuRon Method, Lucile Worlund, by the Makah Indians.
Here is an example of Driftwood Art.
Want to see more? Visit the Northwest Driftwood Artists Website by clicking here.