I put up “floating” shou sugi ban shelves! There’s a section of the studio that was just begging for shelves, and I could really use the storage space. But for these shelves, I wanted something a little different. A while back I found a photo of this beautiful zebra stripe looking wood, and I wanted something similar. So I turned to the traditional Japanese art of shou sugi Ban for my shelves. The traditional practice of shou sugi ban involves charring cedar wood with fire, creating a a finished piece that is black and weatherproof, bug proof, and lasts for a long time.