Royal Cape Park, Londonderry Road, Ottery, Western Cape
Republic of South Africa, 7800
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THE TERM “SHOU-SUGI-BAN” IS JAPANESE (焼杉板) AND LITERALLY TRANSLATES TO “BURNT CEDAR BOARD”.
Torching wood to make it stronger might sound like a blunder but the ancient Japanese technique, known as ‘Shou sugi ban’ has proven to do just that. Charring wood coats it in a layer of carbon to protect it from moisture, mould, insects and even makes it fire resistant. During this process, the cells of the wood shrink – making it less permeable to environmental factors that can damage it over time.
When applied as interior or exterior cladding, Shou sugi ban lends a sophisticated yet dramatic effect – an increasingly visible design element in modern architecture. It’s a highly effective standalone treatment with a beautiful finish that alters the wood’s texture and colour. We can also use it in combination with other processes like stains, glazes and lacquer.
We supply Shou Sugi Ban timber to the industry. Send us a message to request a sample box of our unique charred wood finishes.