Shou Sugi Ban

Burning Wood Beautifully

Delta Millworks began burning wood in 2007, and we were instantly enthralled by the beautiful textures and grain patterns achieved by taking torches to timbers and boards. Shortly after beginning the craft, we realized we were reviving the Japanese tradition of “shou-sugi-ban.” This process is used to preserve the wood by charring it. The heavily-charred surface of the board makes the wood fire retardant as well as resistant to rot, insects and decay.

Exterior Uses & Benefits

Our exterior charred siding products deliver superior performance and distinctive beauty. The burning process creates a layer of carbon resulting in elegant finishes that protect the wood from the elements. All of our exterior products are designed to preserve the tradition of shou-sugi-ban while meeting the high demands of modern architecture.

Exterior Key Features

  • Low maintenance
  • Resistant to insects, rot and decay
  • Used for cladding, soffits, exterior ceilings and many other exterior applications
  • Sustainable, eco-friendly and FSC certified wood

All exterior shou sugi ban products can also be used in interior applications

Interior Uses & Benefits

Our interior shou-sugi-ban products always showcase the natural beauty of the wood, and the different processes we use create looks ranging from exotic and stunning to neutral and clean. We offer products suitable for any style that are the perfect design element for commercial and residential interiors. Each job we create is a functional piece of art.

Interior Key Features

  • Unique Natural Beauty – The charring process reveals a one-of-a-kind grain patterns, color and texture distinct to each individual board
  • The dense and durable surface is suitable for high traffic areas
  • Used for accent walls, paneling, ceilings and more
  • Sustainable, eco-friendly and FSC certified wood


Flooring Uses & Benefits

Delta’s charred flooring line starts with the finest engineered European hardwood flooring. We take White oak and French Chestnut in various widths, grain patterns and grades, then apply our custom burns and finishes to create beautiful, hand-crafted floors.

Flooring Key Features

  • Available in widths from 7” to 15.5”
  • European engineered flooring, hand-finished onsite
  • Suitable for radiant in-floor heating
  • Flooring comes prefinished, ready for installation