I found this piece of driftwood on the Washington coast that was weathered and gray. I dipped it into boiled linseed oil and it turned black and it looked like it was burnt. The next day I used a gouge to cut off the top layer and the result was this rich brown. What a surprise, a piece I thought was scape turned out this color. The wolf is pinned on the driftwood with brads and super glue. The block of wood underneath is attached with screws to the driftwood.