I originally saw this burning wood look at a friend's office and decided I wanted to go it myself. I didn't want to spend tons of money on thick wood so I opted for the 5 gallon stirring sticks at Walmart. I bought 50 of them for $14.
At first I was going to recover my desk with it, but didn't like how it ended up looking, so I decided to opt for recovering my coffee table instead.
Let's get started!
Cut your wood in several different sizes. (I first cut off all the handles of the stir sticks, I would suggest doing the same if you decided to go with the stir sticks.)
Yes I know, I'm naughty for not wearing protective eye wear (hence my eyes being closed while cutting). DON'T FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE!
Light your butane torch and just start burning the edges. I did it outside and it was quite fun- especially to see the different designs in the wood. It was kind of like painting. The best part is there is no rhyme or reason to burning. Just go with the flow!
Oh and did I mention it smells so good (If you like the smell of burning wood)
Here's your finished product! No go find something to cover by using wood glue and gluing it down!
Make sure to send me your pictures of your burnt wood project! I'd LOVE to see it!