A More Beautiful Alternative to Charred Hardwood
Several hundred years ago the Japanese didn’t have the luxury of choosing a timber preservative oil from an array of brands, and so they developed Shou Sugi Ban or Yaki Sugi to form a barrier against: termites (not scientifically proven), rot, and general weathering.
The Japanese understood that overtime the charred timber (or burnt wood) would wear back.
In Australia, the trend of charring hardwood is often sold as a ‘low maintenance black timber cladding solution’, however this is not the case due to the wear layer not being deep enough (more here).
Abodo’s charred timber cladding follows the traditional Japanese deep char, followed by a specially formulated hardening oil.
For many of our clients the deep, matte black aesthetic of charred wood and its low maintenance is what they’re typically after, this is why we developed our Protector Oil Nero.
This beautiful deep black is created by using a mix of smaller and larger particles of carbon black pigment. The smaller micronized pigments penetrate deep into the wood while larger pigments stay near the surface, creating a long lasting black.