The Japanese invented this technique hundreds of years ago, calling it “shou sugi ban” or “yakisugi”.
The idea is to burn the surface of wood to a varying degree of char. An important influence in modern exterior timber cladding design, the blackened effect is achieved through a process involving the use of an open fire to leave timber with a charred, blackish finish. Abodo use industrial blowtorches to replicate this effect.
The charred surface can be left completely untouched, can be heavily or lightly brushed, and can be sealed with a clear coat or oil. This charred surface is then decay, insect, weather, UV and fire resistant – but most importantly, aesthetically unique, striking and beautiful.
Charred, or blackened timber is now trending in exterior cladding design and is achieved in different ways. When used for multi-depth cladding, it simultaneously conveys rustic charm while accentuating the contemporary lines of a structure.
See some example houses clad with charred timber:
How our supply chain and deliveries have been affected by the recent cyclone in New Zealand.
Increase of Timber Supply Availability of our Vulcan timber is going to increase further from 2023.