Shou-sugi-ban is a process that's used to prolong the life of wood by burning the surface. It is also known as an ancient Japanese carbonized wood finish.



  • Durable - Can last more than 80 years when properly maintained 
  • Aesthetics - Beautiful natural finish 
  • Water resistant - Combination of oil and carbonized wood creates resistance to mould and water 
  • Fire resistant - wood burnings offers flame retardant properties 
  • Insect resistant - problematic insects and termites hate burned wood 



Shou Sugi Ban