The trend of Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese technique of treating wood with fire, is becoming more popular among craftsmen and builders.

Shou Sugi Ban is a Japanese technique of treating wood with fire. The process began in Japan as a way to preserve cypress and cedarwood building materials. In recent years the technique has become more popular among craftsmen and builders, both domestically and internationally, who see the benefits of using Shou Sugi Ban treated wood for furniture making and home design.

The best way to describe it is that Shou Sugi Ban is a method of charring, brushing, and finishing exterior woods like cedar or cypress with natural oils. The Japanese have used this method for centuries as a way to treat their house siding which preserves the wood from any damage. It also looks stunning!

More recently though, craftsmen and builders are taking this ancient method of preserving wood and applying it to modern-day interior furniture design like dining tables, chairs, or other accent pieces.

The process involves charring a piece of wood with the flame to a certain level, depending on its density and age.

The process involves charring a piece of wood with a flame to a certain level, depending on its density and age. There is no set time for how long you should char the wood. It depends, of course, on the type of wood and its age. If the wood is too thick, then you may need to char it more than once. You can use a torch or propane flame to char the wood.

Shou Sugi Ban is done for aesthetic purposes as well as for its natural deterrent to insects and rot.

Charring the wood of a structure not only accentuates the beautiful grain formation in the wood, but it is also a natural deterrent to insects and rot. In Europe, charred wood has been used for hundreds of years as a way to protect against rot due to moisture.

Today Shou Sugi Ban is done for aesthetic purposes as well as for its natural deterrent to insects and rot. The color of the charred wood can be light or dark depending on how long you burn it. If you’re looking for an alternative or unique material for your home without heavy maintenance this may be right up your alley!

It also accentuates the beautiful grain formation in wood.

Shou sugi ban, while a modern term, is the Japanese wood-burning technique of treating wood through the process of charring. The degree to which the wood is burned depends on its density and age and maybe done for purely aesthetic purposes or as a natural deterrent to insects and rot. In either case, it accentuates the beautiful grain formation in wood.

A Japanese method of treating wood using fire is becoming more popular among craftsmen and builders.

Shou sugi ban is the Japanese method of treating wood using fire. It is used for a variety of reasons, but mainly for aesthetic purposes, to accentuate the beautiful grain formation in wood, and also as insect resistance. The technique was once widely used in Japan but has become less popular there since the 19th century when less expensive materials became readily available. In recent times shou sugi ban has been making a comeback among craftsmen and builders.

The process involves charring the wood using fire to create a barrier that will protect it from both insects and moisture damage