Dasian Modern BENCH
This bench or coffee table, a mash-up of Scandanavian and Asian styles, was built for the Black Celebration show. The slab that i started with sat in my shop for years, tormenting me, with what it could become. The live edge oak plank spent a hard life as a floor in a hayloft before it came to me and although i could see it's beauty it was far from pretty. My solution: BURN IT. The practice of Shou-sugi ban, or charring, is a Japanese method for preserving and protecting wood or in my case a technique for removing the outer layers of funk, burnishing jagged edges and turning it BLACK. I stitched the checks with hand made brass butterflies. The base is made from turned and burned white oak spindles pegged with brass. May it live another 100 years!