The best thing of all is the wood comes free, all you need to do is to look for it!
I find the best places to find driftwood are at surf beaches and at beaches that people don't visit much. It can take some time to find the right wood but who doesn't like walking on the beach ; )
On my last visit to the beach, I discoved an old palllet (beachcombing heaven) which had some great patina running along the wood. I got the pallet home and this is the outcome of my attempt to design 4 different objects, each one made to showcase the beautiful things that can be found at the beach.
Step 1: Tools
1. Circular Saw
5. Drop Saw
7. Square Ruler
Step 2: Material
1.Drift wood. I used an old pallet I found at the beach. You can see that there are a lot of old, rusty nails. KEEP THESE. They are great to use instead of new nails and will keep the look of the design authentic.
2. Anything that looks cool to display.