sugar skull art
shou-sugi-ban - A Japanese technique of charring siding boards actually makes it fire resistant and more durable than raw wood. The blackened wood has wonderful design potential as well!
+ Shou Sugi Ban Trials by DublinLifer, via Flickr
Burned wood (shou-sugi-ban method -blowtorch) + brass door handle detail at the tucson mountain retreat.
▶ Shou Sugi Ban - YouTube
shou-sugi-ban Colors of heat-treated wood
Shou Sugi Ban wood by Delta Lumber & Millworks
Dark timber fence