Should I Boil My Driftwood

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I have a massive piece of orobo root and was thinking if I should boil it or not
How long should I boil it for to release the tannins
 

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To be honest, boiling won't do much other than sterilization. You can boil it till the water is opaque with Tannins, but most woods will still release Tannins for years.
I've been boiling a piece of mopanI (purely to get Tannins) for weeks and it still produces extremely strong tannins and will for years.
 
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Guys thanks, in the end I screwed a piece of slate to the bottom of the driftwood and Voila!
 

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