Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban)

Inherent beauty highlighted by fire




We use different ancient methods of charing to create different timber profiles and styles. Each Finish results in a unique look and resistance. We offer all popular weatherboard profiles in Japanese charred timber finishes from Shiplap to bevel back. 

Take a look at our below finishes Suyaki - Full char, Gendai - charred and brushed and Pika Pika charred and double brushed. 


Suyaki is the traditional finish for Yakisugi with the original charr in place. A stunning textural look the evolves over time. Over the years this will gradually erode away to reveal the beautiful wood grain patterns beneath. This is perhaps the only finish for an outdoor product that improves over time.  

Suyaki Yakisugi shou sugi ban full char New Zealand
Yakisugi Shou sugi ban Charred and brushed New Zealand


Gendai is our most popular finish which has been brushed once.  A textural look highlighting the inner beauty of the wood grain while retaining the satin black char.

This come as natural brushed wood or finished with factory coated oil stain.


Oiling improves the life of the Yakisugi timber and allows you to use your imagination, experimenting with colours, as an underlying highlight to the wood grain.

Pika - Pika

Pika Pika is the double burn double brushed product. This is made to order is a breathtakingly stunning finish. 

The second burn deepens the timber textures while further hardening the timber cells. The second brushing reveals the deep summer grain while showing the high ridges of the harder winter grain. 

This finish takes on oil stains well and adds to highlight the beauty. 



Waikato and Bay of Plenty New Zealand
0276 822 223

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