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At The Blackwood Project, we seamlessly blend ancient Japanese craftsmanship with modern technology to offer an extensive selection of charred timber finishes. By reimagining the traditional method of Japanese charred timber cladding, we've curated a range of profiles and styles that cater to a variety of architectural designs.


Our commitment to quality and innovation shines through in every finish we offer, ensuring that each one delivers a unique look and style to elevate your project. Whether you're drawn to classic designs or seeking a contemporary twist, our charred timber finishes are sure to inspire.

Why Choose Us?


Expertise: With years of experience in the industry, we are experts in the art of Japanese charred timber finishes. Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations.

Innovation: We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to traditional techniques. By combining the ancient art of charred wood with modern technology, we create finishes that are both timeless and cutting-edge.

Quality: Quality is at the forefront of everything we do. From the selection of timber to the finishing touches, we uphold the highest standards to ensure that each product meets our rigorous quality control measures.

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Traditional full charred finishes. Dark, moody textured timber.

Suyaki finish
Suyaki Alto




TMT Pine

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Suyaki, the traditional finish for Shou Sugi Ban, showcases the original char of timber cladding. The 100% UV-proof char repels water, and slows photodegradation requiring minimal maintenance.

 Dive into the timeless allure of Suyaki, where the timber is fully charred to achieve a deep, rich finish. This classic option exudes sophistication and durability, making it a perfect choice for both traditional and modern designs.

Charred at 1060°C and immediately spritzed to temper it, we apply the first oil coat at the factory for comprehensive coverage on all sides. This locks in char particles, preventing black residue and extending the char's life.

While it naturally erodes over decades, reapplying oil every 5-7 years ensures prolonged durability. Embrace the evolving finish, revealing the beautiful grain beneath, ultimately transitioning to a Gendai finish.

Gendai Finish

Charred and smooth brushed. Enhanced grain , intriguing embossed patterns.




Western Red Cedar

TMT Pine


Gendai, our highly popular charred timber finish, features a smooth texture that accentuates the wood grain's inner beauty, yet carried a subtle embossed pattern from where the char once was.

Charred and Brushed: Experience the understated elegance of Gendai, a finish that combines the rustic charm of charred timber with a refined brushed texture. The result is a surface that offers depth and character while maintaining a sleek and contemporary appearance.


Achieved through deep charring followed by vigorous brushing with a high-speed quad head brushing unit, Gendai comes with a factory-coated oil stain in clear or black, enhancing the lifespan of the Yakisugi timber and showcasing its beautiful grain.


As the UV protective layer of char has been removed, to maintain colour reapply stain every 3-5 years to preserve its ebony black appearance. Or you can allow the colour to fade and slowly change over time.

Pika Pika Finish

Pika Pika.
Charred 2x brushed. Highly textural, light colours 


Western Red Cedar


TMT Pine



Norwegian Spruce 

Charred and Double Brushed: Elevate your space with Pika Pika, a finish that pushes the boundaries of traditional charred timber. Through a double brushing process, the grain clarity is enhanced, and a modern twist is introduced, adding a touch of sophistication to any setting.

Pika Pika offers a distinctive textural finish and striking contrast achieved through a single intense burn and double brushing process.


This specialized charred and brushed timber cladding finish is receptive to colored stains, excelling in absorbing oil stains and accentuating the wood's inherent beauty.


The second brush, a specialized head, intensifies timber textures, cleans residual char, and restores the natural color of the wood, with some timbers the winter grain retains its distinctive black ridges adding contrast to texture.

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