The Dark Beauty - Shou Sugi Ban

Say hi to our newest addition to our Grey and Sanders family, the Shou Sugi Ban oak wood. Like any new member, an introduction is needed and we are here to help you get to know it more.

Brief History

Shou Sugi Ban, also known as yakisugi, is an ancient Japanese art of burning timber. Its beginning has been traced all the way back to the 1700s and has seen a modern comeback in recent years.

This traditional method brings out the beauty of the wood at its finest as it enhances the timber’s natural woodgrains. By charring, the wood is hardened, giving it a higher stability.

The Shou Sugi Ban is bug-resistant. When given a choice, the bugs would not eat the Shou Sugi Ban as, you guessed it, it’s too chao-da (Meaning: burnt in Mandarin) for their liking.

Our Shou Sugi Ban

We have chosen French White Oak as our medium to showcase this stunning technique because its density and interlocking wood fibers result in a prominent yet elegant charring that balances ruggedness and refinement. Just like any of our other wood slabs, each piece of Shou Sugi Ban is unique, allowing you to have a centrepiece in your home that will definitely keep your guests talking about it.

Biggest perk? It’s black and pairing it with your other interior will be a breeze.

Head down to any of our showrooms or click here to be in awe of this beautiful wood masterpiece or contact us to find out more.