Look! Wood Burned Bamboo Rug

Look! Wood Burned Bamboo Rug

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 14, 2009

While strolling through a local design store yesterday, we came across this curious bamboo rug. Although we're not especially into the design of it, the technique in which the letters were done was fascinating. Our thoughts on recreating this look at home after the jump...

When we first set foot on this rug, we thought it had been screen printed and sealed (which would have worked out great as well), but upon closer inspection, we learned it had been wood burned!

Now wood burning might seem a little country crafty or granny chic, but when used with a light touch, this is a great way to bring a little of it in without it feeling overwhelming. You could trace a large pattern with an overhead projector onto the rug or draw something out freehand to follow. Seal your project when finished with some spray sealer and you'll be all set. Scared to start on something big? Try a small 2'x3' rug to get the hang of it!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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