Jan Fogel, an architect based in Brooklyn NY, selected reSAWN’s MURASAKI shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding for this private residence in Park Slope.  MURASAKI is a custom product and available upon request.

MURASAKI :: shou sugi ban cypress wall cladding


Exterior Siding:
MURASAKI – select grade shou sugi ban charred cypress
burnt on face only and sealed all 4 sides
7/8” thick X 5-1/8” wide X 6-16’ random length
Tongue & Groove



Jan Fogel, an architect based in Brooklyn, specified reSAWN’s shou sugi ban CHARRED exterior siding for this private residence in Park Slope.  reSAWN worked closely with the homeowners and the architect to select MURASAKI, a custom CHARRED product offered upon request.

“The advice and guidance we received from the reSAWN team was excellent. reSAWN was generous in sending us multiple samples and trying different stains to achieve the look we desired. Delivery was easy to arrange. The siding arrived in excellent condition, with the vast majority of boards in longer lengths, resulting in a cleaner, more uniform appearance for the house. Our 1920 row house has been transformed. It is beautiful. As one of my neighbors remarked, so many people stop to look and comment, we could sell tickets.”
– Homeowner

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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