Each driftwood fireplace mantel at Littlebranch features the unique gnarly shape of redwood roots. While an imperfectly perfect rustic wood mantel, qualities such as fire chard live edge and natural wood featured. The rugged yet elegant live edge, texture, and movement make it a great natural wood element. Although pigeon-holed only for a log or rustic home, driftwood makes a big splash into modern and contemporary decors. With gray, black, and tan color tones but really, what is the most common? Although the tendency is gray and tan, in reality, it’s black. This especially comes into play with redwood. The tan color comes about normally from freshwater areas with limited sun exposure. Whereas the weathered gray is exactly as stated, it’s weathered gray by heavy exposure to sunlight. Think about it; any wood left untreated in sunlight for an extended time will turn gray. Along with possibly to split and or deteriorate.