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reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban
Photo: Doug Human

 

Shou-sugi-ban is a centuries old Japanese wood preservation technique achieved through the charring of timber boards. Dating back to the 1700s, the process can vary, but typically involves applying fire to the wood’s surface, cooling it, brushing away excess soot, washing and finally sealing with an optional coat of oil. The practice provides an aesthetically striking result and an environmentally sensitive way to preserve and protect timber – rendering it resistant to sun, wind, water, fire, rot, insects and even pests.

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban
WIDELY…

used in Japan as a treatment
for exterior wood siding and decks, shou-sugi-ban remained obscure in
the west until about a decade ago
when designers and architects
began to incorporate it into their
work. SHOWN – Kujaku charred
cypress in a Greenwich residence
by MADE.

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban
TODAY…

the western market appears to be making up for lost time as local timber specialists such as
reSAWN TIMBER co.
are turning out innovative collections centered around
this centuries old technique.

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban
COLORED…

shou-sugi-ban is one of the latest developments to hit the tiber scene.

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

reSAWN TIMBER - Shou Sugi Ban

 

With shou-sugi-ban products designed for flooring, furniture, exterior and interior wall cladding and more… the options are looking pretty exciting. What do you think?!

Photography courtesy of reSAWN TIMBER co.

 

 

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  1. February 1, 2017

    Seems very interesting as per the pictures are showing. Excellent work of architect design. Thanks for sharing this information.

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