KUJAKU -SELECT cypress – charred, brushed and sealed on face


KUJAKU -SELECT cypress – charred, brushed and sealed on face
7/8″ x 5-1/8″ W x 6-16′ RL
Tongue & Groove


reSAWN worked with MADE to specify KUJAKU shou sugi ban charred cypress in select grade for this Greenwich Residence.  This grand 22 foot wide 5-story 1851 brick townhouse was built for the maternal grandmother of the writer Henry James.  The townhouse reflects both the late Greek Revival and Italianate styles, with its modillioned cornice, handsome Greek Revival doorway, French windows, and cast iron Italianate type railings at the stoop.

MADE is an innovative design-build practice distinguished by our belief in integrating the architect and builder at every stage of the creative process. Our studio is located in a Civil War-era warehouse on the historic piers of Red Hook, Brooklyn. By combining a design studio, a fabrication workshop and a contracting team under one roof, we offer a range of services unmatched by a conventional architectural practice.

Fundamental to our work is our belief that design should be realized, it should get built. In every MADE project, design proceeds simultaneously with a concern for buildability. With this comprehensive understanding, we lead our clients through the entire process, assuming responsibility for executing a project that intelligently and creatively meets their desires. By integrating the talents of informed designers with the skills of inspired builders, MADE’s work exhibits a refreshing clarity of detail and craft producing an aesthetic both natural and unique.

The ancient technique of shou sugi ban is gaining new life as a unique and modern interior and exterior wall cladding. The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs you will find in the CHARRED collection.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the face & back).

SUSHI TERIA - shou sugi ban
Doug Human Photography - shou sugi ban