It’s been a little while since I had my blow torch out, and this piece of Ash, given to me by my friend Leon, was crying out for something arty to be done to it. I nearly added some colour too, but I’m pleased I didn’t.
The video shows the majority of the process with a lot of commentary about the actual scorching and gold gilding. The scorching of open grained wood like Ash creates a wonderful texture as the soft grain burns away, leaving a ripple in the surface. The gold gilt is an extra to highlight the pores in the sunken grain.
Below is a gallery of images of the piece which was finished with Hampshire Sheen.