wood finish

Wood finish…with fire?! Here’s how to pull off Japanese shou sugi ban at home

This wood finish is way more exciting than stain!

A Japanese method of preserving wood is totally trending this summer. Shou sugi ban is a way to finish wood with fire! Burn it, wash it, oil it, and you have a perfectly weatherproofed piece of lumber. The application for this method is endless! Finish off flower containers or even fences.

Emilie Peterson shares how to do it. While wood and fire might seem like a dangerous combination, the right know how will keep you safely projecting. It’s easy to get the hang of, and once you do, you will want to shou sugi ban every wood piece in your yard!

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