CHAMPSTILES Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett

Professional Pyrographer & Champion of Stile

I got the chance to Hang out with Chris this past winter for an afternoon. What I saw amazed me. Not only is Chris into building boards but he is a prolific artist who nonstop burns custom designs on any piece of wood he can get his hands on.
Everything from furniture to walking sticks have been touched by Chris’s steady hand.

Most of his work is completely done freehand, no rulers or guides here.
Inspiration may come from the grain of the wood or a knot may become an eye of a character. His Pinebox series of longboards are, ride the box they’re going to stuff you in when you kick the bucket themed. Great shapes, amazing graphics.

Chris inspires us all for starting something new from a centuries old idea. Hats off to you Chris.



Chris is represented in Toronto by Longboard Living




  • Matt Mc  On June 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Fucking Awesome!

  • scuffzboardsupply  On May 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, pretty impressive work. Those longboards look so sick I don’t I’d want to ride them lol. They’d go straight up on my wall.


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  • By Champstiles on June 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    […] Champstiles This past winter I interviewed a woodburner named Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett who lives just outside of Toronto. Anyone interested in woodburning designs on boards needs to check him out. Here is the link to the interview. Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett […]

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