Today, wood is preserved using many methods and products, in our studio we use only natural techniques, we have fallen in love with the Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban. Although it has been known for centuries, the modern world seemed to forget about it.
And no wonder, because it is easier to paint wood with an impregnate than to burn it over fire in a controlled way. On the other hand, a burnt board is more durable than a traditional one and looks fabulous!
It is impossible to pass indifferently by a wall or a table made of it.
Until recently, only cedar wood, the basic building material in the Land of the Cherry Blossom, was tanned over fire, just like Japanese craftsmen. Today, other species, such as pine, maple, oak and larch wood, are also preserved in this way. The more gnarled the board, the deeper the effect can be achieved.
The Japanese have always used wood in construction – to build huts, fences, floors, boats, etc. Originally, they preserved them with salt water, but the effect was not impressive. And finally, in about 1700, they started to use the Shou Sugi Ban technique – burning wood over fire. This method, with time replaced by chemical impregnates, several years ago again became popular not only in Japan. A few years ago Shou Sugi Ban also reached us, so that the dark, fire-kissed planks delighted with their unique, unusual structure.
Our table combines the old and the new world, the table top is made of carefully selected wood finished using the Shou Sugi Ban charring method, at the end we secured the table top with linseed oil.
Legs are made of metal and round shapes give lightness to the whole project.