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I Torched a Dresser for a $450 Profit. Shou Sugi Ban Extreme Furniture Makeover

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

I did it! I caught a dresser on fire!!!


The technique I used is called Shou Sugi Ban.


I burned the wood with a propane torch and then prepared it for the dresser drawer fronts.


This video is a step by step tutorial showing you how I completely transformed this extreme furniture makeover of a dresser that was at best a thrift flip using Behr Chalk Paint, Varathane Water Based Poly Urethane, land inexpensive pine lath.


When I finish the matching nightstand, set, I will price this 2 piece bedroom set for $500 on Facebook Marketplace. My total cost for this thrift flip was less than $50 so my ultimate profit will be over $450. I estimate that I spent 4 hour on this piece so I will get over $100 per hour upon the sale of this extreme furniture makeover.



Supplies Used in this Flip

Pine Lath from Home Depot

Water base Polyurethane (satin finish)

Behr Chalk Paint (#S530-7) I love this color!

Waverly Ink Black Chalk Paint

Spray Oil Based Primer

wire brush

fire extinguisher

Ryobi 18V one+ 7 1/2 in Miter Saw



Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms) Chair Table Leg floor protectors

ChrystaLac satin sealer (does NOT yellow when used on white chalk paint)

Respirator with safety glasses

Rub N Buff

Replacement battery for Ryobi power tools

Ryobi 7 1/4 in Battery powered Miter Saw

Ryobi Electric 7 1/4 in Miter Saw

Irwin 24 inch bar clamp (I use at least 2 each time I need them)

Steel Bar Clamps

Dewalt 4 1/2 inch circular saw ( love this tool!)

Dust mask

Kreg Pocket Screws assorted sizes

Kreg K4 Pocket Screw System

Kreg automax clamp

5in Clear stretch wrap film

18 in clear stretch wrap film

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides



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