Shou Sugi Ban Island

By Jennifer Ross, Furniture Artist of Scenic Route, LLC, Owner/Furniture Artist at Scenic Route, LLC in Elkins, AR.

Meet the Dark Knight. Refined by flame, this one of a kind kitchen island offers storage, extra prep space, and is a cool conversation piece. The technique used to achieve this color on this repurposed antique dresser is called Shou Sugi Ban, and has been practiced for over 1000 years for wood preservation by the Japanese. The reclaimed wood top is stained in neutral colors, arranged in a butcher block style, fastened with wooden dowels, and the edge wrapped in flat iron. Ornate, iron corbels and a towel holder add a bit of farmhouse to this industrial feel. A spacious cabinet was formed where 2 drawers once were, finished with stained, reclaimed wood & rabbit wire accent. Perfect for the tiny home movement or studio apartment or loft!

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesBarnwood Chic

Color Recipe

  • Black color on island base was achieved by the Shou Sugi Ban method.

Products Used

  • Minwax Honey Stain
  • Minwax Ebony Stain
  • Minwax Jacobean Stain
  • Rustoleum Antique White Stain
  • Rustoleum Grey Stain

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