I use the Bernzomatic TS 8000 hand torch to create a burned wood finish on the frame I built for the magnetic chalkboard.   The finish works great with simple 2x4s and the grain really pops with the torch finish and a few coats of shellac.

Remember to always to keep the torch moving and work in the direction of the wood grain

I make my own Shellac using shellac flakes and denatured alcohol. For this project, I used GarnetLac shellac flakes to get a darker finish.

Here’s a link to the video on making the frame using the table saw.

This is a sponsored post. I am a Bernzomatic Torch Bearer, though all opinions expressed are my own.

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