Borrowing on a past artisan method, Shou Sugi BanShou Sugi Ban is ancient Japanese technique that dates back to the late 1600's...more info
2" Pine / Natural Blonde
Although pine wood is sold locally at any standard lumber outlet, the secret to creating a truly capturing piece lies within the wood selection. We carefully hand select each piece with specific grain patterns, generally wider grain for interesting results. We choose approximately one board per twenty inspected. The magic happens in the finish as we offer a matte wax, clear polyurethane or boiled Tung oil finish for an exceptional natural sheen that enhances minuet details in the wood. We have three colors to choose from; Natural Blonde, Light Brown & Dark Brown.
Natural Blonde is a result of a light surface burn which accentuates natural grain patterns while allowing the natural color of the wood to come to the forefront.
2" Pine / Light Brown Brown
The Light Brown series is a result of a slightly deeper burn than the Natural Blonde. We go deep enough with the fire to create the signature ridges between the grain while allowing for some lighter shades of the original wood color to show itself. the result are colorful variations of light, medium and slightly darker color browns combined.
2" Pine / Dark Brown
The Dark Brown Series is a result of a very deep wood burn to the point of literally charring it. After brushing, the much of the "meat" between the denser grain is removed, thus showing significantly deeper ridges between the grain patterns. The end result is a very dark brown with streaks of black or vice versa, depending on how the wood responds. We offer a matte wax, clear polyurethane or boiled Tung oil finish for an exceptional natural sheen that enhances minuet details in the wood.
1" Poplar / Spectrum Series
Although somewhat similar to pinewood, our Spectrum Series stands apart in several aspects. One inch thick Poplar sports a minimalist, streamline look. Poplar wood shows grain patterns and exquisite lines, perfect for Shou Sugi Ban style. Due to the inherent properties of the wood, color variations can be seen when viewed from different angles! We offer three different color stains; Red, Green & Blue (RGB). We also offer Light Brown and Natural Blonde, unstained. We finish the wood with a matte wax, high gloss clear polyurethane or boiled Tung oil finish for an exceptional natural sheen that enhances minuet details in the wood.