Matthew Cronheim at Arrowhead Collective burn-treated our pine fence that surrounds our newly re-landscaped patio. If you haven’t been by since Corey from Clyde Oak and his crew worked their magic over here it is definitely worth a visit. Very relaxing out there on the patio now.

We wanted to feature Matthew’s process as we all enjoyed watching him work the days he was doing his thing on our fence. As the craftsman, we figured his words would be the best words to use here:

“ We are a custom design and fabrication shop focusing on steel and woodwork. We combine materials, forms, and structures in unique ways and we’re dedicated to quality above all else.

For the wall specifically, we mimicked a traditional Japanese method (shou-sugi-ban) on locally harvested and milled Southern Yellow Pine. In additional to being aesthetically pleasing, this technique renders the wood virtually maintenance free – fire, rot, and bug resistant – via a layer of carbon created by burning. By employing this technique, we were able to locally create a durable, beautiful product without any industrial materials or processes.”

Come by and check it out for yourself. Have an iced coffee and have a seat! In the meantime, here are some pictures of Matthew at work here…

Fence Before the burn

Before the burn!

Getting fired up

Getting fired up.

Fired up

Fired up…

 ALL fired up!

ALL Fired up!

 Fence After

Fully treated.

 Fence After 2

Looks fantastic.

Fence Finale

Over the fence…

Pretty neat stuff, huh? Well to see more of Matthew’s ventures, follow him on Instagram.