Scorched dining tables, Shou sugi ban is a scorching process many thousands of years old, it was used in many Japanese temples as a way of preserving wood.

The technique involves scorching the surface of timber to bring its tannings and natural resins to the top surface using fire.

scorching English timber

The surface is cleaned leaving a blackened finish whilst still being able to see the natural grain of the timber.

We then finish the surface with oils, or lacquer leaving a rich deep almost mystical black surface.

An option is to also add a splash of coloured resin for a stunning feature, the possibilities of this technique is endless, and browned to give a real wow factor to your dining area.

Please look out for further posts on scorched dining tables or furniture, or for ideas of other tables, please look at our gallery.

Scorched dining tables

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