A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I'd be using the ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban on my siding to achieve a cool charred look with the added benefit of insect-, fire-, and rot-resistance. Yesterday, burning of my western red cedar kicked off with a great start aided by some great friends.
|Armed with a couple of tanks of propane, a pair of torches (one of which, alas, did not survive the day), a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, and some quality cedar, the team got to work charring the wood about eight boards at a time, each board taking a minute or two to burn to the desired texture.|
|After each set was adequately charred, we oiled the boards with an all-natural Brazilian rosewood oil, giving the already-gorgeous charred cedar an even lovelier shine.|
Hours to date: 216 (24 days)
Other news from the Boneyard: Brian's windows are in, Lee's siding is nearly finished, and Boneyard Studios gets a little attention on the CBS Evening News and The Daily!
|Boneyard Studios on the CBS Evening News (above) and The Daily (below).|