Wood Burning

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Burning Finish Type for Wood

Burning as a Finish Technique

The burning of wood is a time-honored tradition, dating back to mankind's discovery of fire. Wood almost seems to invite the burning, so it's no surprise that burning found its way into woodworking. Wood burning has been done many ways over the years, from heated irons to direct flame. These are two of three main categories we offer at BOSSWoodworks.

Heated iron woodburning is very precise. It can be used to create patterns, lettering, pictures, or pretty much anything else you can conceive in monotone. It's applied with a soldering iron at around 800 degrees, to instantly burn the wood. This technique can be used on any type of wood.

Direct flame wood burning is very general in its application. It can be used to create some patterns, and distress certain areas of a piece. Accenting a grain, exposing a knot, or damaging edges are fine uses of direct flame wood burning. This technique should only be used on solid wood, as it tends to dance below the face of the piece.

Electric shock is the third and final (albeit somewhat experimental) wood burning technique. It's application consists of hooking up high amperage, low voltage electrical current through rods to allow the electricity to find its way together and create a connection. This technique is experimental, so we'll try it if you buy it.

BOSSWoodworks is proud to honor the legacy of wood burning, and offers all three types of wood burning on almost any project you may have. If it doesn't work out, we can always cook some Texas barbecue with it (as long as it isn't plywood)!

Design Process

The Design Process

Our Design Process starts with you- what could be more important than getting exactly what you want?

Texturing Techniques for Finishing

Our Texture Techniques

What better way to customize wood than to give it a texture you call your own? Our many texture options will create a finished product just the feeling!

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