Shou sugi ban (焼杉板), the traditional Japanese technique of staining wood by burning, has arrived at PID Floors!
We recently began experimenting with the Japanese art of shou sugi ban or burned wood finishing at our Distribution Center in Roselle New Jersey! We are excited to share more with you soon!
“Shou sugi ban (焼杉板) is the art of preserving and finishing wood using fire. While shou sugi ban (焼杉板) originated in Japan in the 18th century primarily as way to treat cedar siding to make it weatherproof, the technique—which involves charring a wood surface to render it a deep charcoal-black—has caught on recently as a treatment for contemporary exteriors and indoor furnishings alike… The gravitas imparted by the process and finished result (called yakisugi) are undeniable, a blackening of the wood that reveals clean, distinct lines and an inherent textural beauty.”