Naoshima is the traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban and the primary product of Zwarthout.  The Douglas wood is plain sawn (parallel to the annual rings).  Each plank is deeply charred in our workshop. Noashima has an irregular structure and a characteristic pattern, that reflects beautifully in the sun. The somewhat brittle carbon layer requires a specific detailing to reduce the influence of wind and weather. We recommend that this type not be used above a height of 10 metres above ground level or exposed to wind on open ground. The carbon layer can stain but this washes off easily with soap and water.  Naoshima will not bleach in the rain. The carbon layer ages over time and becomes imbued with a beautiful patina (weathering). 





Origin wood

FSC, Netherlands


1 to 5 meter


20– 60 mm


50-250 mm

Skin texture

Conform sample

Moisture content

13% to 18%

Mounting method

deckingscrews, Stainless (black tip)

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