How to Wood Burn Furniture: Shou-Sugi-Ban
I scored this dresser on the side of the road a few years back and have been meaning to give it some zest love. The time has come! Chanda and I are both addicted to this new japanese wood burning technique called Shou Sugi Ban. Not only is the outcome a lush dark chocolate wood, but let’s face it we get our inner pyro out with this technique.
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Here's the before... I really want to add some texture and unique color to this piece of furniture!
First I sanded all the cream paint off the drawers to find some gorgeous raw wood hiding underneath.
Next I grabbed my torch (you can get one at Miner’s) and begin to run the flame up and down the wood. You won’t want to stay in one area too long, just long enough for the wood to turn a toasty brown and then move on. Be sure to step back every few strokes and make sure you are burning evenly.
Yep, inhale that burnt wood smell. MMmmmMMM
Loving the outcome!!
I am in LOVE.
Look at that contrast of the cream color and the wood burned furniture!
This texture is unreal!!
I can't get enough of the natural wood grain!
Now look at that staple piece of furniture...LOVE!
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