Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood


Traditionally, Sugi wood (cryptomeria japonica L.f., also called Japanese cedar) was used. The process involves charring the wood, cooling it, cleaning it, and finishing it with a natural oil.

The oil used for final finish is tung oil.





One Response to “Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood”

  1. Fred says:

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