Next we handle each piece giving each a final inspection.
‚ÄčA piece is sent back to Nature if we think it is an insect nest

It starts by scouring beaches rummaging through clumps of driftwood searching for just the right twigs.

How to get from this

Then we separate them into sizes and shapes and store in bins. 

to this

Next I spread several piles of twigs on my work surface and start the real work.

Next day we spread the twigs out on a clean surface outside to air dry and be wind-cleaned.