TORA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress


reSAWN TIMBER co. – CHARRED collection
TORA – shou sugi ban charred cypress – #2 common Grade
+/-7/8” thick X 5-1/8” wide X 6-16′ random lengths
Tongue and Groove
charred and sealed on face only


CCS Architecture specified reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress for Nordstrom in the Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver, BC.  Nordstrom occupies 3 floors of the recently redesigned Pacific Centre including the ground floor.  One of several dining venues inside Nordstrom, Bistro Verde features reSAWN’s TORA  charred cypress wall cladding in #2 common grade.

CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Since its inception in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors. The firm has gained international acclaim for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, while the uniqueness of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects has met with an unusual degree of owner satisfaction and media praise.

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).

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