Dwell.com recently posted a slideshow of Terunobu Fujimori, a Japanese architect who does some amazingly beautful things with charred cedar. After searching around and finding nothing more on the actual process of charring cedar I still feel compelled to post this, if not only for my own remembrance in the future. The first set of images are of Fujimori’s process in making charred cedar planks.
Fujimori demonstrating the process of charring cedar boards, packs newspaper into the base of three planks that have been bound together.
To begin the charring process, the newspaper that has been packed between the boards is set on fire.
Fujimori uses a tool to coax the fire up the boards; this ensures and even charring of the wood.
The following are images of structures clad in charred cedar. These are also by Fujimori. Enjoy!
Origin Post: www.dwell.com