Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #2: Test burn

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 05-05-2020 12:18 PM 278 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I was first considering this project and using construction lumber, I knew I’d want some decent-looking way to finish the wood so it wouldn’t look like a cheap 2×4. I had never tried the shou sugi ban technique, and I wondered if that might be an option. I took a map gas torch and toasted a scrap of 2×4 and got a nice uniform black.

A light brushing with a shop brush removed the flakes, but still left the wood mostly black, which I wanted. One coat of water-based poly sealed it pretty well with very little black coming off when rubbed with a white cloth. A second coat ought to completely seal it. This definitely seems promising.

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