Burned Wood Desk

  • $244.30
  • $349.00
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This "shou sugi ban" Japanese inspired artisan woodworking method involves burning already distressed wood and exposing the natural grain to showcase its beauty. 

After undergoing a deep wire-brush clean, the table is sanded to perfection before being sealed with non-toxic water based sealant for a protective finish.

Note that an exposed grain is not a perfectly even surface and may require a writing pad or mouse pad.

Table shown measures 48 x 24 x 30".

Key Features:

• Burned surface to cure imperfections and seal wood against moisture and elements.
• Brushed with a wire brush and painted with water based polyacrylic – all by hand.
• Modern steel parson legs with adjustable gliders for uneven floors or carpets.
• Thick solid wood table top with lifetime warranty.

All UMBUZÖ desks come with a lifetime warranty.

This item plants one tree per unit sold as part of a reforestation effort with One Tree Planted. Our current tree planting program has assisted with the reforestation of almost 100 acres destroyed by the Californian wildfires in 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: The table top and legs are shipped separately, and basic assembly is required. As this is a multi part shipment, some packages may arrive a day or two earlier than others. Since this item is made with reclaimed wood there is a possibility that the seam may appear to show a settling crack on arrival or a few weeks after delivery. This is normal and non-structural. We will provide a free repair kit to fill any minor cracks in the seam. Pilot holes for leg placement are not pre-drilled, and pre-drilling is not suggested. Screws and instructions are provided. Due to this being a solid wood product, a power tool for secure attachment is always recommended.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
I'm beyond happy with my new desk.

Wow was all I could say when I first got it out of the wrapping. I'm beyond happy with my new desk. The burned wood is really gorgeous and I admire it as I sit at it! I ordered the 36-inch by 24-inch, and it's perfect for my work-from-home corner. The desk's surface is glossy matte, and while the texture of the wood grain is felt (as expected, and wanted), it's smoothed out by the finish. It's nice to the touch, and the sanding/shaping of the edges also make it comfortable to rest my forearms. I like the powder coated(?) steel legs, which were easy to attach with the electric screwdriver and the included guide marks, screws, and installation tips. The feet of the legs twist to adjust which is also nice. Everything was packaged really well and received when projected. Thank you so much!

Beautiful Desk

I love my new desk. They did a beautiful job on the wood. It's a very solid, heavy piece of wood - high quality. It was shipped quickly and packaged well. It was easy to attach the legs. The finish is gorgeous.

Worth it for me!

Beautiful, sturdy desk! I love it! Keep in mind that the bottom of the desk is not "finished", and since it's reused wood it will likely have chips/nail holes, etc. on that side. If this is an issue for you, I'm sure you can talk to the seller about it before they ship you your desk. Though I personally don't care, as you only ever see the top on a regular basis anyway. It looks awesome and really tied together my whole space, so it was definitely worth it for me!


Beautiful desk at a great price. Was so happy to be able to find something that was solid wood and not mass produced. I'm typing this review at the desk right now - Thank you!!


We love our desks! We ordered three and couldn't be happier with the stability and appearance of them. They were packaged so thoroughly, too!