Here's a question for all you keen woodworkers out there!
I am just about to start designing a garden for property in a rural hamlet which just so happens to be a conservation area too.
The design in my head includes quite a lot of timber and I foresee it having a black finish.
Structures will include a pergola, seating, raised veg. beds, slatted trellis and a pedestrian gate.
I'm guessing most timber will be treated sawn softwood but I am not ruling out planed timber or green oak etc.
I want the finish to be ebony black, matt, colour-fast, long lasting and suitable for contact with human skin (seating) etc.
What is the best product/system/method for achieving this (inc. primers/undercoats etc.).
Also, does anyone have experience of 'charring' oak with a blow-torch to turn it black? I've seen this before on a blog
but have never seen it in the flesh.
Thanks in advance.