The Blow Torch.

Redwood Double kennel with pull out drawers in the middle.
A blow torch is one of mine favourite methods of treating the wood. Originated in Japan in the 18th century Shou Sugi Ban is the most beautiful method of waterproofing the wood. This look is coming back from the past and used widely in contemporary exteriors and indoor decorative panelling or furnishings. On top of that dog crate benefits from two layers of clear polyacrylic coatings which enhances the depth of the piece and improves durability properties. Under normal circumstances, this application does not require a huge amount of maintenance.