Yakisugi is a Japanese solid wood mainly used for home interior and exterior applications. This ancient Japanese technique of charring the wood makes a high standard building material. Yakisugi wood is resistant to water, fire, weather, rots and insects. The main advantage of yakisugi or Japanese burnt wood is its high durable nature of usage in fencing and decking projects. Now, Nakamoto Forestry has opened its distribution center in Portland, OR to supply yakisugi wood in USA and Canada.
Making Wood Last With Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique --- Today Shou Sugi Ban is an environmentally friendly way to preserve timber and (paradoxically) make it fire-resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are therefore unnecessary. In addition to exterior uses, the popular technique is now found in interior rooms, furniture, and artwork.
Artisanal charred woods use traditional Japanese flame finishing
/ / . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years.
La technique Shou Sugi Ban, la beauté du bois brûlé