How to boil/get to sink big pieces of wood?

FishGirl115

How do I clean and get to sink big pieces of driftwood?
 

Mhamilton0911

Yeah, i would think a storage tote would work!
 
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Basil

I put mine in my bathtub hilarious
We do have a separate shower so don’t use the tub much anyway!
 
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Skrabbitskrabbit

Is it too big for a pot? You can try pouring hot water on top. I left a piece outside in a metal tub with an old steel pan on top to weigh it down. It’s still floating after a month or so. I haven’t boiled it yet because I am just experimenting but I’d imagine that would help..?
 
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ProudPapa

I just rinse mine with a hose and then put it in the tank. I let it float until it sinks on its own. It takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on wood species.
 
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Mhamilton0911

I just rinse mine with a hose and then put it in the tank. I let it float until it sinks on its own. It takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on wood species.

I did this with my manzanita wood, only took about 4 days in the tank.
 
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ProudPapa

I did this with my manzanita wood, only took about 4 days in the tank.

I'm not familiar with it, but I assume it's pretty dense. I've used bois d'arc, which is very hard, and from bone dry it only takes about 2 days to sink.
 
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StarGirl

My Manzanita always sinks right away. The Cholla that was a different story. That took about 2 weeks and it was a very small piece.
 
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FishGirl115

Okay. So just put it in water until it sinks? Hot or cold
 
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StarGirl

Hot would be best. It will disinfect it some too.
 
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