Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Woodburned & Coffee Stained Box

Hello everyone!

How are you fighting these hot days?! Well, you shouldn't fight as I do....because burning wood will make everything more hot, even though you are outside...Oh well, I did enjoy this project and I'm certain I'll make more during summer holidays.

Do you want to know how I made this cute box?

It's super easy, you just need a wood burner (please be very carefully with it, because it's super hot and I believe it's not pleasant if you touch it...So don't).
Choose a design and trace it on the surface. Then, with a steady hand, trace it with the wood burner.

I also did the edges, because it gives that old, used look.

But that wasn't enough for me. The wood was very light and it just didn't go together with the burned design. So I coffee stained everything.

Staining is super easy, I used some cold coffee remaining from the coffee machine, added some cold water and applied it with a paintbrush. 
Leave it for a while and then soap up the excess with a paper towel.
After sand everything and finish off with varnishing it.

And here is the result. The one on the bottom wasn't stained at all. I think it makes a huge difference.

What do you think? Have you tried out wood burning? Let me know in the comments! :)

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