Earlier I posted a set of Adirondack chairs, footrest and table I built for our outdoor use. I also completed a set of two chairs and a table intended for our rec room. I built this set using untreated pine since it won't be exposed to the weather. Desiring a rustic appearance I decided upon flame-finishing the wood. As seen in this closeup a propane torch is used to lightly burn the wood. The softer wood chars first accenting the grain as the harder wood retains its light color.
This image is one of the chairs after having been burned and wiped.
After two coats of satin polyurethane the new rustic Adirondack set is ready for use.
With winter beginning to break up in our area wrapping up my winter projects has not come a minute too soon. Yesterday while applying water resistant stain to the new Adirondack deck set I heard the song of the Red-winged Blackbird above the roar of the wind; the first for this year. Today I observed a number of them swaying in the tree tops. Its time to put the projects behind me and head into the outdoors, camera in hand!