Shou Sugi Ban Process Ceiling

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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 06-27-2019 01:10 AM 527 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shou Sugi Ban (burnt wood) using pine tongue and groove carsiding 6” X 8 ft.
1. burning surface with a weed torch,
2. scraping off char with a steel brush (in this case, a surface restorer)
3. stained, sealed —Minwax water based stain- Early American maple, and water based polyurethane—dries fast
4. put up on the ceiling

Covers up an ugly 1970’s popcorn finish drywall ceiling.
Time: 3 months for a 16’X 12’ room

Fun, very dirty. Wear a mask!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#1 posted 06-27-2019 02:04 AM

Wow that is a lot of burning and quite a job overall. I imagine that took quite a while to do. Nice results.

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#2 posted 06-27-2019 04:00 AM

My goodness you put in a ton a work to hide that pop corn but it sure looks nice!!!

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#3 posted 06-27-2019 01:47 PM

Looks good…......Looks like fun!

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 06-27-2019 02:08 PM

I can’t magine any stain on pine allowing so much character – Very Nice

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#5 posted 06-27-2019 05:01 PM

Indeed a fine job!

I have ben a fan of the torched effect for many yerars now.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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