Charred Timber is created with hardwood and is conducted through applying flames to the surface of the timber planks & boards.
The final product of the timber charring process provides a finish that not only looks great, but practically, gives longevity to the timber by resisting fungal attack. The end product can come in a number of colours and textures, ranging from faded greys to deep blacks.
Due to it's unique physical properties, charred timber is used in a number of exterior applications.
After charring, the timber becomes naturally more waterproof. It also has a great resistance to rot, and higher durability. This makes it the perfect candidate for exterior cladding, decking, fencing and more.
During the charring process, the grain of the hardwood fuses ever tighter together. As a result, charred timber done correctly becomes even more durable than the original hardwood used. Western Red Cedar is commonly used, but Spotted Gum, Hemlock and American White Oak are also suitable.
While timber is scorched, a layer of carbon forms around the outside surface. Burning the outer layer also removes the lignin within the wood, making it less attractive to bacteria and small parasites. As a result, charred timber is extremely resistant to both rot and water damage.
Coach House Timbers has also formulated a sealer coating process, to prevent any undue wear of the charcoal exterior.
The versatility of charred timber is one of it's many strong points. With a number of different species suitable for use in the charring process, it's possible to find the perfect char for you. Whether you're looking for a more subtle finish or a bold statement piece, our charred timber products can work for you!