Testing out shou sugi ban on one of the extra coasters since I am playing with finishes. It is definitely faster than waiting for oil finishes to cure and a bit more dangerous. #coasters#woodworking#shousugiban
(Turn phone 90 degrees to the left to see the photo normally). My 2x4 xylophone (complete with homemade Mallets) is finally finished! Detailed photos and a short demo to come! #phew! #completedprojects#shousugiban 🔨 🔨 🔨
I call it, “the table nobody wanted”! I couldn’t give this away until my mother-in-law stepped up. I epoxied the top and it was just sitting around since January while I was trying to find some cool, repurposed legs for it. No luck, couldn’t find anything. So I made these legs. Table is now complete. #epoxypour#epoxy#epoxytable#ecopoxy#rivertable#shousugiban#diy#art
Project page for the Midvale House in Seattle, WA shows how the beautiful modern design perfectly incorporates our exterior Suyaki into the two-story balcony. Build by Norris Homes of Kirkland, WA. Link in bio.
“why would you want to go and do something so horrible to a beautiful piece of wood!?” When I told my supplier that I was planning to burn some of the pieces I was making with his wood, he literally said the above. For a number of years I never really used any enhancement on my work, just timber pure and simple. But over the past 12 months especially, Ive been adding fire to the work on a more regular basis. I’ve noticed around Instagram and some home and design magazines a developing niech trend for timber that has been charred or ebonised in another manner, and I have to say I like it. I like the contemporary, designer feel it can give a piece like these two which are on the link in our bio. Maybe not a look for the purists but as a designer I see fire as another tool to increase the number of design principles available to us turners. A tool that enables us to produce something different, something perhaps more modern within our craft, something that may even bring some attention from a new audience who are not usually into woodturning. To burn it not to burn? I’d love to know all of your thoughts on this if you have a minute and If the answer is yes, just make sure you have a bucket of water handy in your workshop. . . . . . . #skandistyle#handmade#birdandbranch_turnery_co #madeinbritain#productdesign#bowlturning#ecodesign#interior#furniture#architect#modern#onthetable#interiors#makersgonnamake#modernism#madeinlondon#maker#craft#wood#timber#homedecor#lathe#woodworking#handtools#woodworker#craftsman#shousugiban#bowl#creative#woodturning
Charred cutting boards?! Sign us up!! The very talented @mespeakdesign hand made these. Love the way you can see the wood grain through the charring. Sealed them with our Hemp Oil which is organic, hypoallergenic, and food contact safe drying oil. #realmilkpaintco
What a lovely Monday I had today. Took time to potter around the samples shed and make up lots of new toasted squares to restock our dwindling supplies. The first image shows the before: both me and some Larch looking clean and blonde. Then you’ll notice both of us looking a little more dishevelled and charred by the end of the process. I’m happy when I’m toasting though, even when I seem to spend most of my time looking like a welsh coal miner. I scrubbed up again for a meeting with some lovely prospective clients with a really beautiful build in the pipeline. It’s a special one so we’d love to be a part of that. I feel really privileged when people choose Toasted to help make their dream home a reality. We take such pride in creating something that people will genuinely love seeing their home wrapped in. So today was polished off with coffee, chats and lots of stroking of wooden planks. Mindfulness Monday! Bliss! #coalminer#toastingupastorm#girlwithablowtorch#toastedtimber#shousugiban#downanddirty#charred#scorched#samples#freshlytoasted#woodlove#wrapyourhomeintoastedtimber#thedarkside#mindfulness#dowhatyoulove#mumtrepreneurs
Wow! Just Wow! Shou Sugi Ban technique whale 🐳 This technique entails burning the wood for the black but this was done ever so perfect to allow for the Blue Dye! It is gorgeous!!!! 42 3/4” long x @ 10” tall. Wow! Wow! Wow! ❤️🐋💕
Happy Father’s Day...part 1. Here I am with my father-in-law (Roger), and my 2 daughters. I made and presented him with a blue stained, shou sugi ban, weather proofed wooden flag representing the Métis people. The Vast majority of Métis people’s are here in Winnipeg, and have a deep history that is still talked about today. The Métis are a mix of local indigenous peoples and the first European settlers in the Red River Basin area. And if there is anyone in the family that could have thrived and survived during the settling of the great Canadian frontier, it would be my father in law. Hunting, cooking, and resourcefulness are his strengths. Happy Father’s Day Rog!