Find Suitable wood
Before I started my first Shou sugi ban project, I did a few tests on different scraps of wood to see how each one burnt. In my opinion, pine gave the most dramatic results for what I had in mind. I wanted to see the texture in the wood between the wood grain. For this project, I repurposed an old clock I made a few years ago. It got moved outside and eventually, the sun took all the colour out of the photos. So I wanted to repurpose it into a new number for my house.