Hundreds of years ago, Japanese woodworkers discovered that they could prolong the life of wood by charring the exposed surface. This process, called shou sugi ban, created enviable, stunning results that are still highly in demand today.

Traditional shou sugi ban is beautiful, but using it can be problematic. Most shou sugi ban leaves only the charred surface resistant to rot. Ignite provides the look of shou sugi ban, with durability all the way to the core. And unlike charred wood, Ignite has no messy residue. Ignite by Thermory offers the shockingly realistic look of charred wood, without the flames.

The Look Without The Torch

Ignite by Thermory creates its signature dragon scale pattern by embossing, brushing and tinting thermally modified Scots pine. Unlike modern shou sugi ban, which is often created by hand with a torch, Ignite is created with a deceptively flame-free process. It is also available with only the brushed texture.


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Charred wood look that lasts for longer

The charred surface of the cladding becomes tarnished over time and carbonised particles fall away. Cladding with this type of finish cannot be maintained as it is – it is meant to change over time. Ignite’s pattern is permanent, on the other hand, and the surface colour also lasts longer thanks to intensive thermal modification.

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Easy maintenance, ensuring the charred look for years

Re-painting every 10 years will make Ignite’s appearance last decades.

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The Performance Of Thermory

Ignite provides a bold look that’ll set your project on fire. But it also offers the stability and durability Thermory is known for. In fact, Ignite comes with a 25+ year rot resistance rating!

That’s because like all Thermory products, Ignite undergoes our expert thermal modification process. Thermory naturally enhances wood, using using only heat and steam, for results that are unequalled in rot resistance and dimensional stability.


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