WOOD MADE BOLD

CHATSUBU

THE ANCIENT ART OF WOODBURNING

NATURALLY PRESERVED WOOD PRODUCTS

[ Yakisugi ] or Shou Sugi Ban is the ancient Japanese method of preserving wood through a charring process. The end result leading to a beautiful, waterproof, durable, fire-retardant, and bug resistant product.

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What is ? [ chatsubu ]

OUR SHOU SUGI BAN PRODUCT

[ CHATSUBU ] or char grain, is our trademarked method of making shou sugi ban. We remain true to the timeless preservation method, with the advantage of modern technology. Chatsubu is a superior wood product crafted with delicate precision and has literally stood the test of time.

BENEFITS OF [ chatsubu ] SHOU SUGI BAN

SUSTAINABLY SOURCED BEAUTIFUL FINISHES
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The emphasis in building has returned to sustainability and natural aesthetics. The result is a movement in re-engineering the ancient technique of burning wood for beauty and quality. We are proud of taking techniques from the past and making them our own with the creation of Chatsubu.

During the heat treatment, the cellulose layer is burned off leaving a hardened material resistant to insects, rot & weathering long with being a very low maintenance material. The char layer also reduces flame spread. The char layer will last 40-50 years, depending upon conditions. After many years with no maintenance, the layer will start to ware, creating a unique and beautiful patina.

1 Pass + 2 Pass will weather and slowly change in color just like any other exterior wood material. We recommend every 3-4 years to re-apply an exterior UV protectant to keep your color if desired. If you choose to not re-apply, over time the brushed material will also patina, leaving a unique and beautiful look. It all depends upon your desired look.

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PROS. OF [ chatsubu SHOU SUGI BAN

THE PROS OF NATURAL PRESERVATION
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[ chatsubu ProCESS Overview

SHOU SUGI BAN TECHNIQUE

We use the ancient refining process below to bring out the natural beauty in the woods grain.

STêP 1 

BURN

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BRUSH

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STêP 2

STêP 3

FINISH

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[ WOOD TYPëS ]  TëRmåLLY MODIFIED

TREATING WITHOUT CHEMICALs

Thermal modified wood is heated in an oxygen-depleted room with no chemicals. This changes the structure of the wood and extends it's lifespan.

- Increased Durability up to 75%

- Improved Stability

- Rot Resistant

- Mold Resistant

- Less Moisture

- Lighter Weight

- Environmentally Friendly

LITTLE HISTORY :

Vikings scorched the hulls of ships hundreds of years ago. Native Americans used fire to harden and cure arrows and the Japanese created Shou Sugi Ban. With current technology, before the burn process, wood is thermally treated with a controled modified system.

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[ chatsubu Product Options

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR NEEDS

The following elements are what you choose when customizing your product, so you get exactly what you want from both a usability and aesthetic result.

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“Finding beauty in the art of ancient wood burning”

-CHATSUBU

Sectors We Supply

IDEAS IN THE INDUSTRY

Anyone can use our products, from small time craftsman to big industry builders, we have your solution to beautifully finished wood. The main sectors we supply are below.

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OUR CURRENT PROJECTS

Here are some of the ways we have used Chatsubu to refine the aesthetic of interior and exterior spaces of our clients.

( PROJECTS COMING SOON )
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