How it all works
The origins of the technology
Yakisugi (or – Shou Sugi Ban), a traditional Japanese woodworking technique that has been around for centuries, was introduced to protect wood from the exposure to the elements. Burning shrinks the pores on the surface of the wood, making it stronger and more resilient. Wood treated in this way is virtually impermeable to water, resistant to fire, insects and rot, and less prone to splitting or cracking. At the same time, it retains its characteristics, naturalness, pattern and colour.