The charcoal version of the Ruban coffee table is blackened with the Shou-Sugi-Ban technique, where wood is burned shortly to create a natural protection. By burning and brushing the oak, the grain of the oak becomes much deeper.
Watch below how we burn the surface of the coffee table to get the desired charcoal effect. This method is also called the Shou-sugi-ban technique, a traditional technique in which the siding of Japanese houses was burned to provide a natural protection.
After burning and brushing the oak to give the grain a nice deep texture, the coffee table is lacquered to prevent staining.