This Japanese art of preserving and finishing wood using fire, shou sugi ban (焼杉板) is the ongoing trend in architecture and interior design to waterproof building cladding and is an effective technique to preserve Wood Furniture inside and outside for decades. Due to the rarity of wood in Japan, the product was never produced meaningfully by the country.
The properties below apply to deep char burned wood (shou sugi ban). To enhance the process, the wood is finished with a natural surface product.
Today, "Shou-Sugi-Ban" or “Yakisugi” is an environmentally friendly way to preserve timber and paradoxically make it fire resistant.
Chemical preservatives, paints and retardants are therefore unnecessary.
Burnt wood, mainly burned cedar has an estimated life expectancy of more than 80 years. The Canadian "Shou-Sugi-Ban" or “Yakisugi” is therefore your optimal choice as a sustainable waterproof building cladding. In this ecological Process no chemicals are used and our finishing oils are natural and of superior quality.
The "Shou-Sugi-Ban" or “Yakisugi” offers different color choices.
Look at our different shades and textures to see the possibilities.
The carbonization that takes place with the burnt wood solidifies the surface of the wood and saturate the pores, making it waterproof.
This burnt wood technique protects the material against harmful insects. Since fire destroys the cellulose that contains the sugar so desirable to insects, they are not tempted to eat or “explore” "Shou-Sugi-Ban" or “Yakisugi” wood.
Termites find the taste of the wood unpleasant and can die consuming it.
The "Shou-Sugi-Ban" or “Yakisugi” charring treatment also slows down the degradation of wood caused by bad weather (water, wind, sun damages such as UV rays, hot and cold variations etc.)