At Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, we produce various types of wood using the Shou Sugi Ban technique. Our fire masters burn the wood piece by piece in our self-developed oven. Black charred wood is not only popular among architects and contractors, private individuals are also increasingly finding their way to this burnt wood. The wood we burn is used as facade cladding and interior panelling, among other things.
About our sustainable method
Wood produced according to the Shou Sugi Ban technique is very sustainable. This is because wood absorbs CO2. That in itself makes it a sustainable material. Burning the wood according to the Shou Sugi Ban technique further extends its lifespan, without the addition of chemicals. At Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, we also only work with wood from sustainably managed forests. For every tree we use, a tree is planted again.
How does the Shou Sugi Ban technique work?
Traditionally, the same method of burning wood was often used in Japan. A kind of chimney was formed with several planks and a fire was lit underneath.
Nowadays, our fire master burns the wood in an oven. Since 2012, we have been combining old-fashioned craftsmanship (and a heart for wood and fire) with modern technology. The result: a beautiful collection of black charred wood of the highest quality. Exclusive and each with their own beautiful texture, character and finish. All orders are cut to size especially for you, and carefully fired. This creates a unique colour and texture in the wood.
Ordering wood from Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban
Do you want to realise a unique home? Or are you working on a project for which you want an authentic look? Then go for our high-quality Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, burnt according to the age-old Shou Sugi ban technique. We are happy to advise you on the different types of wood. That way we will achieve the most beautiful result.