The contrast between the dark and light parts of the wood gives Sakaide a beautiful, rustic look. The planks are cut flat (with the growth rings) and charred in our oven. They are then carefully brushed, thereby creating a characteristic relief of the flame pattern. Sakaide exudes a timeless but warm atmosphere on walls and with other interior applications, such as tables and benches.
After charring and brushing, Sakaide is treated with Bito Clear, a transparent oil. The oil cures under the influence of air, which results in a deep and warm radiance, but is less resistant to UV radiation. The wood can be re-treated if it appears dull.
Sakaide is made of Douglas fir from sustainably managed Dutch forests. The durability of Douglas wood is Class 3 and is therefore very suitable for use as wall cladding. Characteristic of Douglas wood is the scent and the presence of knots. These knots may be visible in the flame pattern. Another characteristic of Douglas wood is that it continues to expand and shrink under the influence of moisture and temperature fluctuations
The fire resistance classes of Sakaide are D, S0, D1 as standard (European standard - EN13501).
Sakaide is a natural product. This means that individual planks may differ from one another.