I dislike using stain, or maybe I just have a little pyromaniac left in me! This wall art piece utilizes various shapes and thicknesses of ash, which was flamed and gently sanded down. Flaming or roasting the wood gives a consistent color and unique look that really accentuates the grain in ash.
I paid close attention in preserving the grain patterns in different sections of the board. The continuation of the grain curves separated by the orthogonal lines of aluminum is a subtle pleasing touch upon close inspection.
A protective satin polyurethane finish seals of the wood, so don't worry about it smelling like a campfire..
Solid aluminum strips were cut to fit in the gaps, then textured and brushed .
This piece is heavier than most artwork (about 25 pounds), so I've mounted a french cleat on the back for a solid wall mount.
The dimensions are 27.5 x 27.5 x 2" thick.
All original artwork designed and produced by Daniel Potampa of DPCustoms is protected by copyright, please do respect this.