Traditional Japanese Way to Preserve Wood with Fire using Shou Sugi Ban, Yakisugi on my log cabin (Video)

For clarification:

Thomas Russell:

“I could be wrong, but I thought the char was left on as the protectant? Either way, nice blend of cultural history going into the cabin. I’m loving it. (Comment NOT sponsored by McDonald’s.)”

My Self Reliance:

“lol. You’re right. The heat still carbonizes some of the underlying wood and some of the char remains even after brushing lightly. However, leaving the full char on for exterior applications means it will last that much longer before the char erodes off. I’m only using this brush and oil technique on the interior where it won’t be exposed to weather.”

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This House Was 3D-Printed In Under 24 Hours At A Cost Of Just $10,000

This House Was 3D-Printed In Under 24 Hours At A Cost Of Just $10,000:

While 3D-printing may have been faded away in recent years from the spotlight of core “disruptive” technologies, that may soon change again after a company managed to 3D-print an entire house in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, the following 400-square-foot home, or 37 square meters, was built in just a day, at a cost of slightly over $10,000.

 

As profiled in the Telegraph, the company Apis Cor, 3D-printing specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, built the house using a mobile printer on-site. According to the company, the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours.

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A Manhattan “Pool In The Sky” – For The Billionaire Who Has Everything Else

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A Manhattan “Pool In The Sky” – For The Billionaire Who Has Everything Else:

If you have a lot of disposable cash, and a desire to go swimming 28 storeys above the Manhattan streets in a pool connecting two buildings, you’re in luck.

Forget the Skycraper Index as a sign of an imminent top, the “Pool In The Sky” Signal may just have outdone it.

From ABC News

By next year, the wealthiest New Yorkers will be able to swim 300-feet in the air in a swimming pool suspended between two towers.

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“Made Out Of Sand” – A Dramatic Look Inside A Newly Built Chinese Apartment Building

“Made Out Of Sand” – A Dramatic Look Inside A Newly Built Chinese Apartment:

While real estate is all about “location, location, location,” it appears there are sometimes more prescient factors that any prospective buyer should pay attention to. Amid yet another government-fueled housing bubble, it seems in their haste to fulfil a rapacious demand for property in which to gamble their hard-grafted assets, Chinese construction companies have cut a few corners. As the following stunning video shows, a “newly constructed apartment” crumbles before the owners’ eyes as the ‘concrete’ walls turn to sand

LiveLeak exposes, in the following video, just how poor the standards can be of so-called “new” properties. LiveLeak footage shows two men in a supposedly “new apartment building” in China where the concrete walls crumble like sand.