Dyed shou sugi ban ?

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Forum topic by willhime posted 02-19-2017 12:35 AM 2886 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2017 12:35 AM

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I’m seeing if there’s any theories on how these were made. It says (company called resawn timber co.) that they’re shou sugi ban based but I can’t get a grasp on how you’d pull this off. I’m guessing part burnt, part dye stain then quick wipe then part sanding to get the bare wood color but I can’t think of what order they’d do it in.

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 02:01 AM

Looks cool. I’d expect the methods you
mentioned would generally yield cool-looking
results. Experiment. You’ll be pleasantly

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 02:01 AM

This was interesting looking enough that it inspired me to do some searching. According to the article at the link below it sounds like the wood is burnt first and then a colored stain is applied after.

Playing with Fire: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber in Bright Colors

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 03:06 AM

Ok. So it seems the difficult (at first) part would be knowing how charred to make it before staining. Too long and the ash would be too set to accept the dye.

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 12:09 AM

There is a big difference between outdoor and indoor furniture with the shou sugi ban. Indoor you can get away with more experimenting, but outdoor furniture you’re looking for protection. I make and sell outdoor furniture and due to the rising price of western red cedar, I’ve had to find a low cost, time and money, way to recoup the extra the wood costs. I thing shou sugi ban is perfect, except for those who like light stain. You can’t do light with that technique. I just made my first shou sugi ban Adirondack today. I’m very pleased with the way it looks and that it will likely last 20 years without much change in its looks. I use a roofing torch to just aligator lightly, then a stiff large wire brush, then I turn the hose on it with a stiff nylon brush. After it dries, I use a combination of tung oil and danish oil, fruitwood color to give the shinny spots some color.

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