Driftwood is a versatile material to work with. It is relatively easy to drill, carve, and paint and it is found in a wide variety of shapes and "finishes".
When you are strolling along your favourite beach, you will notice all the different shapes: sticks, boards, logs--imagine all the possibilities!
I enjoy gathering the little tiny pieces for assembling in a shadow box or for use in jewelry projects. The flat boards that wash up on the shore can be made into signs for around the home or in the garden (just use brush and paint to add your family name or favourite quote). The longer sticks of driftwood are attractive toppers for a wallhanging or window display. Recently I've had fun making "inch worms" from ruler-length sections of driftwood sticks--a great project for children!
Driftwood boards, logs and sticks can also be used in rustic building projects--watch out for nails and embedded rocks--you don't want your saw to go through those--and use your imagination to create something useful and absolutely unique!