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Making a Burl Clock with Shou Sugi Ban Finished Frame and Copper with a Crazy Patina

Making a Burl Clock with Shou Sugi Ban Finished Frame and Copper with a Crazy Patina

This Shadowbox clock is created from a cottonwood burl leftover from my Jet Engine Coffee Table Project, a Shou Sugi Ban finished frame, and a Copper Sheet from K&S Precision Metals that I added a Patina to using fire, water, and Borax.

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Here is a link to the Copper sheet I used

and the Borax

If you want to know more about burls, check out Sharon’s article on How Artists use burls.

The Shou Sugi Ban Frame is made from white oak.  I like how the grain of the white oak shows through the char left behind in the grain, and on the front edges, the ray fleck that is traditionally seen on quarter-sawn oak shows through beautifully.  You can see this in the video section where I trim the clock’s second hand to fit.

Burl Clock with Shou Sugi Ban Finished Frame and Copper with a Crazy Patina


I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.

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