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bleaching driftwood

Mike Grace wrote about bleaching wood:

>This procedure worked well for me.  The only
>downside was that the bleach treatment really lightened up the wood.  I
>prefer the old dark look.  Perhaps a shorter treatment period would minimize
>this effect?  Anyway, it's been in my 55 gal. heavily planted tank for about
>three weeks now and all is well.

Mike I've inadvertently bleached several pieces of driftwood until they
became very white.  In all cases, after a few months in an aquarium the
rich brown color returned.