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Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber:  Repeat after us: shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials.

Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber: Repeat after us: shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials.

Use a blow torch to create a duo-tone effect on wood. Lay the torch at such an angle that the flame licks across the surface as you move horizontally. After that, wipe it down with a wet cloth and start the staining process. Assemble the legs and the shelves, place a glass top over it, and you’re done!

Use a blow torch to create a duo-tone effect on wood. Lay the torch at such an angle that the flame licks across the surface as you move horizontally. After that, wipe it down with a wet cloth and start the staining process. Assemble the legs and the shelves, place a glass top over it, and you’re done!

Twice brushed, textured surface Japanese Burnt Cedar Siding and Flooring with oil finish perfect for interior applications. Stock available. Quote now!

Twice brushed, textured surface Japanese Burnt Cedar Siding and Flooring with oil finish perfect for interior applications. Stock available. Quote now!

Blowtorch wood (shou-sugi-ban) + brass door handle - Tucson Mountain Retreat. Photo: DUST.

Blowtorch wood (shou-sugi-ban) + brass door handle - Tucson Mountain Retreat. Photo: DUST.