Scott is a local driftwood Artisan.  He uses 100% natural driftwood from the local beaches to create various works.  For the last 2 years he's collected unique pieces of driftwood to create one of a kind driftwood production. He also finds rope and plastic, some which he uses.
Safety - Once he gathers the pieces of driftwood it goes thru a 2-step cleaning
process or Kill step to rid of any bugs fungus etc.  The secret is to sanitize the wood with bleach in hot water scrub and then bake in the oven at 250 degrees.  He never uses treated wood on any of his projects.  

Source - The wood from the beach could be from the surrounding tri state area but definitely the mahogany drifts in from the south, Florida, Mexico or Brazil.

Type - Based on the type of wood appearance size and strength he selects the best use. Typically, he uses old cedar, pine, poplar, oak and cypress when making bird houses. Some of the other art pieces he uses Maple, Ash, Poplar, Mahogany, Apple, Cherry and Walnut.  The patch work designs may include many of the above wood.  All of the shells use for the whimsical faces I find on the beach. 

Enjoy his photo albums and wide selection of his works.  You can contact him directly if you have questions