Shou Sugi Ban 焼 杉 板 (or Yakisugi) is an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it. Traditionally, Sugi, (Cryptomeria japonica or Cupressus japonica L.f.) commonly called Japanese cedar, was used. It is still a popular tradition in the Okayama Prefecture of Japan. Share this!
Every year, wood planing experts from all over Japan meet up for a very unique competition in which everyone tries to shave off the thinnest piece of wood possible. I don’t know how skilled you are with a hand plane, but these guys can actually peel off see-through slices of wood that are measured in microns. Share this!
When it comes to my favorite things in the world, crafts and dogs are at the top of the list. There are so many creative project ideas out there that money just can’t buy and I’ve listed a few of my favorites below for the other DIY-obsessed dog lovers out there. Share this!
Every furniture item that serves for the purpose of seating has a special connection only with comfort, except the bench. The benches have an indescribable sentimental and romantic value and a story behind it. When you hear bench, the first thing that comes to your mind is relaxing and pleasant feeling, right? – Just imagine how many love stories have started on a simple park bench, how many live long…
These days, a kitchen island with seating has become the necessary feature for one kitchen. Beside the function components, a beautiful kitchen island with seating can give your kitchen a look of special and elegance. It makes the kitchen a more social place where the family or friends can gather around and communicate with each other. No matter what your styles is, we can provide the suitable and beautiful kitchen…
Located in the beautiful Adirondacks, From the Forest Chainsaw Carving is a family-owned business operating in Barneveld, NY. Since opening, they’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Providing one-on-one consultations for every custom piece. Other companies may offer similar services, but FtF services come with the focus and personal touch to meet your needs. Share this!
Dan Pauly builds guest cottages, playhouses, garden sheds, and saunas all appearing to be perfectly suited for an enchanted forest. The small, asymmetrical buildings have a long slanted roof, crooked chimney, and charming front window with built-in flower box. Each cabin designed by Pauly and his company The Rustic Way is built with reclaimed wood, each piece restored to reflect its natural weathered condition. Share this!
Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui spent four years of his life carving on a tree trunk. The result is an incredible masterpiece that would later earn him a spot in the Guinness Book of Records. His awesome work measures over 40 feet long and has won the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest wooden carving. Take a look at this magnificent artwork! Share this!
Debra Bernier is an extraordinary artist from Victoria, Canada. She uses natural materials, such as driftwood, clay, and shells to create mesmerising sculptures. These intricate pieces represent the spirits of nature as human fusing together with the natural material. “When I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of driftwood is already a sculpture, created by the caresses of the waves and wind”. Share this!
Japanese carpenters are famous for their elaborate joining techniques that put their wooden constructions among the most durable in the world. These videos show how this neat ancient technique works. Share this!