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Coloring Wood With Shou Sugi Ban, Yakisugi, or Woodburning and Wood Dye

I pulled out my once trusted blow torch to try and do a wood coloring video using a Japanese wood burning technique called Shou Sugi Ban, and then color the wood with a wood dye from Keda Dye. Shou Sugi Ban is also known as Yakisugi which translates from Japanese to English as “Yaki” means to heat with fire, and “sugi” is cypress. The translation of Shou Sugi Ban translates into English as “Burn Cedar Board or Plank” However in this video presentation, the wood board used is Douglass Fir, and the overall bench has a chipboard work surface with a Pine frame.

I hope it helps give some ideas and demonstrates fairly well a new wood finishing technique.

Wood dye used in this project was the Keda Royal Blue Liquid Alcohol Dye, but any of the Keda Dyes will work just fine.


The blue dye was mixed into acetone at a ratio of 1 tsp blue dye to 12 ounces of acetone. I let the dye stain rest overnight, due to time constraints. The Douglass Fir 2″x 4″ wood beam was sanded with 150 grit sandpaper, just like the chipboard and Pine was when they were dye stained.

I really hope this helps someone out, and that it is a good demonstration which will help someone accomplish a nice Shou Sugi Ban wood burning finish, and possibly a Shou Sugi Ban with a beautiful wood color finish to enhance the look even further.

Thank you again for watching, as well as all of your support and comments related to woodworking.

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