Mjölk sandwich board

April 22nd, 2012

Mjölk sandwich board1

This week we had a bit of time on our hands so we started working on a custom sandwich board for the shop. We bought a couple of nice wide boards and began to burn them a la Terunobu Fujimori.

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The next step we sealed the board with a very matte polyurethane called Bona Traffic. This will keep the charcoal from rubbing off onto your hands.

Mjölk sandwich board3

We found some really nice copper hinges to match our copper wall light by Poul Henningsen.

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Here it is drying out in the sun.

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We commissioned Melinda Josie to create the illustration for the sandwich board and a matching version for our window.

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Here it is sitting outside doing its job.

new window

Here is the logo in the front window, it used to read “Pure Scandinavian” but with the amount of Japanese and Canadian influence I think this is more appropriate.

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  1. Fantastic both logo and sign! It really looks good and very eye catching! super inspiring!

    mette / ungt blod

    22 Apr 12 at 2:10 pm

  2. I love this technique, and that you chose it for your sandwich board. Brilliant!


    22 Apr 12 at 2:37 pm

  3. Love it! Beautiful job


    22 Apr 12 at 3:51 pm

  4. Melinda does such a good job and I love seeing how the wood was treated. Altogether very nice. Can’t wait to see for myself, in June!

    A Merry Mishap

    22 Apr 12 at 4:03 pm

  5. looooove it. that looks amazing! (and amazingly easy…or is that just the magic of television/photography?) it’ll definitely help with traffic, too, i’m sure. :)


    22 Apr 12 at 5:22 pm

  6. So lovely! I love the effect of the burnt wood.

  7. It looks so so great! Love those Josie originals!


    22 Apr 12 at 7:30 pm

  8. that…is…awesome!! great idea.

    my hyggelig

    22 Apr 12 at 8:13 pm

  9. That Melinda! She’s so good at what she does!


    23 Apr 12 at 9:50 am

  10. Fantastic! Really captures the mood of the shop well.


    23 Apr 12 at 10:56 am

  11. Oh hey, I’ve noticed the scaffolding is gone! Exciting!!


    25 Apr 12 at 9:01 pm

  12. This is such a neat idea. Love the crackling look to it…might want to try this out. Thanks for the post!


    27 Apr 12 at 12:10 pm

  13. the board is so beautiful


    30 Apr 12 at 3:34 pm

  14. I was wondering if this method would work for making a communal table? Im hoping to gather some wood and make a table of my own…any suggestions on the finish?


    1 May 12 at 12:03 pm

  15. Thanks for all of the comments! Franky, I think you could use this method for anything, but for a table keep in mind the reptile like surface could make glasses sit a bit uneven. Having said that you can finish the charred table with a water based polyurethane called Bona-Traffik which is made in Sweden. There really isn’t a better quality finish.

    We originally used tung oil on the board, but the char would come off on you hands if you rubbed it.

    John & Juli

    2 May 12 at 10:36 am

  16. awesome! thanks for replying! Going to try this out this weekend. Hopefully it will turn out as nice as yours! fingers crossed :)


    14 May 12 at 3:50 pm

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