Making Wood Last With Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique --- Today Shou Sugi Ban is an environmentally friendly way to preserve timber and (paradoxically) make it fire-resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are therefore unnecessary. In addition to exterior uses, the popular technique is now found in interior rooms, furniture, and artwork.
prev. pinner: My friend on the farm in Indiana lived in a lovely old brick house, with great fireplaces, and beautiful big chapel shaped windows. One day she showed me an old wood stove just like this,. It was in pieces and she discovered it in a shed. We loved it...but didn't 't know where either of us could use it.