A bespoke Garden Shed
has recently been manufactured by Parry Joinery and received a radical finish with a timber charred look as part of the contract.
This Japanese ancient practice of charring wood surfaces is known as shou-sugi-ban; this technique is valued because it wraps up wood in a layer of carbon that's highly resistant to mould, insects, water and even fire. It also creates a powerful visual effect.
The shed was manufactured from Siberian Larch which is often used for cladding due to the fact that it is extremely versatile and suitable for most external timber cladding applications. Siberian Larch has natural properties that make it low maintenance. The resin in the wood means it has a natural protection against rot and decay. The fact it is so dense for a softwood also means it requires less maintenance. This is further enhanced by the process of charring the timber, which helps to protect it further.
The timber was machined in vertical lengths in tongue and grooved planks and bespoke made to fit into a particularly small awkward space.
The finished effect on our shed created a charred black look which, for some, is more interesting than staining the wood which can fade in time.
The definition of charring is a chemical process of incomplete combustion of certain solids when subjected to high heat, the resulting residue matter is called char. By the action of heat, charring removes hydrogen and oxygen from the solid, so that the remaining char is composed primarily of carbon.
An example of this effect being used on a larger scale is at Lochside House
in Scotland, which recently won the RIBA 2018 House of the Year Competition. This house was finished with a charred look to a stunning effect.
Bespoke sheds or other similar structures can be manufactured by Parry Joinery to the client’s size and specification. Please contact our Estimating Department
for further information.