Tiny kitchen and bath

Using leftover cedar I trimmed out the built in shelving in the bathroom. Above the door is the light switch for the track light. I used a piece of cypress above the door because it should handle the moisture of the shower.

I used a propane torch and charred the cypress boards. Japanese use this technique on cedar and cypress to help prevent rot, water damage, etc. It seals the wood and even makes it fire resistant. 

Above you can see the difference between the burnt and unburnt cypress in the kitchen and loft. 

I decided to burn the cedar in the bathroom walls as well. Pictured below is the burnt cedar before and after applying a mineral oil and beeswax finish to seal and bring out the colors. 


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