Love Of The Grain Workshop
Here is a simple DIY video of the few steps it takes to create a stunning one of a kind piece of charred wood. Using the Shou-sugi-ban technique. A Japanese technique of charring or burning wood for a water & fire resistant wood surface. Which by the way is absolutely stunning to look at.
Step 1- lightly charred version.
I lightly charred the surface which makes the pine look like zebra skin. A black and white colored striped look. If this is the desired look, move onto the sealing step below.
Step 1-heavily charred version.
If you want the heavily charred deep embossed look. You need to heavily charr the wood. Evenly until the wood crackles or wrinkles up on the surface. The more you charr it, the more embossed the finished product will look.
Step 2-wire brush.
Using a wire bristle brush scrub the charred surface in the direction of the wood grain only! Removing all the crinkled burnt wood and any other loose charr. No need to dig deep with the brush. If you still want it to have a more embossed look. You can then again charr it and then repeat this step of scrubbing it.
Step 3- sanding
Using either an orbital sander or by hand you need to now sand the surface smooth. Use 220 grit sand paper for this. Making sure to get down into the lighter colored crevices that have been created. Try to remove as much of the wire scratches as possible. This should create an ultra smooth finish.
Now you want to make sure it’s thoroughly wipe cleaned and dusted off. Use a tack cloth if you have one to remove everything. The more you clean the dust off. The smoother it will be in the end. In this video I sealed it with a water based Polyurethane. You can use an oil based or even something like danish oil or lacquer.
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