Upcycled Occasional Table with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique.
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This Palletwood Occasional Table has been built entirely from recycled pallet wood. The pallet was marked HT (heat treated) so no nasty chemicals were used on the pallet when it was made.
First the pallet is stripped and then de-nailed and all the wood is sanded down to a nice smooth finish.
Next the planks are selected for the table top. Using those with the most interesting grain they are cut to length. They are then set into the gluing clamps and glued together lengthways.
Whilst the table top glue sets, the frame to attach the legs to the top is cut and fixed together and the legs cut to length.
Once the table top is ready the frame is fixed to the underside of it with glue and clamped up overnight.
Now that it is all fixed together the legs are fitted using bolts and wing nuts. These were removed and the whole thing was taken outside to be burnt.
Shou Sugi Ban on the Palletwood Occasional Table
When I say burnt I mean we use a blow torch to burn the wood using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique. The purpose of this is to preserve the wood naturally without chemicals, whilst at the same time it raises the grain to produce beautiful patterns.
After the burning the wood is rubbed down using a brass brush to remove the burnt char leaving a nice clean surface. A final rub down is done with fine wire wool over, this just finishes off the surface of the wood and gives a slight lustre to it.
The final finish applied to this particular table is a few coats of Olive Oil, this not only feeds the wood but also enhances the visual appearance and helps with the wood preservation. After the oli has been rubbed in and buffed it does dry cleanly, no sticky tacky mess at all.
The pallet wood occasional table in the picture measures approximately 60cm x 60 cm and 60 cm high.
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