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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 02-16-2015 02:57 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2015 02:57 PM

My wife and I were at a restaurant this past week and they had the most awesome tables with very striking light and dark grain. When I asked what kind of wood it was they said it was scorched pine.

Anyone ever heard of this, done this, or better yet, want to share how to do this?


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#1 posted 02-16-2015 03:03 PM

Just point and shoot. It’s really quite easy … move the torch slowly across the wood. You’re not trying to start the wood on fire, just highlighting the grain patterns. Then lightly sand some of it away. VArnish over top of it when you like what you see.

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 03:07 PM

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 04:56 PM

thanks for the tips, i’ll have to keep that in the back of my mind

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 06:38 PM

I’ve done hundreds of feet of wood using torches. Joe’s way was the approach I’ve always taken.

Often, I’d burn the heck out of the wood, then use a soft wire brush, usually brass, and knock off all the charred surface. This gives you more depth of grain and leaves the entire surface brown.

Obviously, you need to use as mask during cleanup of the charred wood and, if inside, a good vac.

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 06:40 PM

You can search on line and find wood they char and install as siding. It’s fire resistant and otherwise pretty tough stuff when it comes to weather. Too, it looks nice. You could even finish it, so it wont rub off.

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