SHOU SUGI BAN

CHARRED wood for exterior siding, interior cladding & flooring

reSAWN’s award-winning CHARRED collection pays homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal.  Historically very specific in their definition, “shou-sugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general.  All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA. reSAWN uses domestic wood species whenever possible, including Cypress from the Southern US and domestic White Oak, Black Walnut, Red Oak & Ash as well as reclaimed woods from the US.  The designs in the CHARRED collection have been carefully developed using modern finishes and incorporating reSAWN’s many years of experience in the architectural & design specification market.  reSAWN manufacturers charred wood products for a range of applications including exterior siding, interior wall cladding & flooring, and custom furniture.

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reSAWN is honored to have the CHARRED collection selected as a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for the Product Categories: Building Products.  The Architizer A+Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide.  The Special Mention distinction is awarded to work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement. Out of the thousands of products that were submitted, less than 15% were chosen by the Jury as Special Mention honorees.

It is essential that this unique material is understood and expectations are set prior to ordering. It is critical that every architect, designer, installer and end-users reads and understands our CHARRED USAGE GUIDE before materials are ordered.  See below for excepts from the usage guide – or click button below to download the full usage guide.

Products for EXTERIOR SIDING & INTERIOR WALL CLADDING

shou sugi ban cypress for exterior siding & interior wall cladding

HAI shou sugi ban

HAI (cypress – call re: exterior)

MOYASU shou sugi ban charred cypress

MOYASU (cypress call re: exterior)

KURO shou sugi ban exterior and interior wood siding

KURO (cypress)

MONOGATARI shou sugi ban charred cypress

MONOGATARI (cypress)

KOI shou sugi ban

KOI (cypress)

GURE shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

GURE (cypress)

SURETO shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding or interior wall cladding

SURETO (cypress)

MISUTO shou sugi ban charred cypress

MISUTO (cypress)

IRUKA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding or interior wall cladding

IRUKA (cypress)

SORA shou sugi ban cypress wall cladding

SORA (cypress)

HADAKA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

HADAKA (cypress)

TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress

TORA (cypress)

TAIYO shou sugi ban

TAIYO (cypress)

JUNI shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding or interior wall cladding

JUNI (cypress)

DORO shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

DORO (cypress)

KUSA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

KUSA (cypress)

KUJAKU shou sugi ban

KUJAKU (cypress)

AKUA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

AKUA (cypress)

UMI shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding or interior wall cladding

UMI (cypress)

NAYA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding or interior wall cladding

NAYA (cypress)

AO shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

AO (cypress)

PAPURU shou sugi ban charred wall cladding

PAPURU (cypress)

PINKU shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

PINKU (cypress)

HOWAITO shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

HOWAITO (cypress)

ORENJI shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

ORENJI (cypress)

YASAI shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

YASAI (cypress)

AKA shou sugi ban charred cypress for exterior siding and interior wall cladding

AKA (cypress)


Products for INTERIOR WALL CLADDING

shou sugi ban for interior wall cladding

KINOKO shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock

KINOKO (reclaimed hemlock – call re: exterior)

NETSU shou sugi ban

NETSU (red oak)

KURUMI shou sugi ban

KURUMI (black walnut)

Accoya for EXTERIOR SIDING & INTERIOR WALL CLADDING

shou sugi ban Accoya for exterior siding & interior wall cladding

MATSU shou sugi ban charred accoya wood

MATSU (accoya)

UNAGI shou sugi ban charred accoya wood

UNAGI (accoya)

NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred accoya

NIGIRI (accoya)

OTA-YA shou sug ban charred accoya wood

OTA-YA (accoya)

WABI SABI shou sugi ban charred accoya wood

WABI SABI (accoya)

OOKA shou-sugi-ban charred accoya wood

OOKA (accoya)

Products for FLOORING & INTERIOR WALL CLADDING

shou sugi ban white oak for flooring & interior wall cladding

TATAMI shou sugi ban charred flooring

TATAMI (white oak)

DAIKON shou sugi ban charred flooring

DAIKON (white oak)

ZEN shou sugi ban charred flooring

ZEN (white oak)

TYCOON shou sugi ban charred white oak

TYCOON (white oak)

SHOGUN shou sugi ban charred flooring

SHOGUN (white oak)

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THE SHOU SUGI BAN PROCESS

reSAWN’s CHARRED collection features cypress, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Translated as “the burning of Japanese cypress (sugi)” or yakisugi, and traditionally used in Japan as exterior siding, this ancient technique is gaining new life as a unique and modern wood finish.

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).  The charcoal barrier created through this process preserves the wood, and is fire, rot and insect resistant.  The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

EXTERIOR and INTERIOR

choosing the right material for your project

reSAWN offers a range of designs using the shou sugi ban technique.  ALL of our designs are appropriate for interior wall cladding, ceiling cladding and millwork (see below on RESILIENCY).

ONLY the cypress designs are appropriate for exterior siding.  With its legendary beauty and natural durability, cypress has long been a staple as an exterior wood siding product.  Because cypress generates its own preservative oil, called cypressene, it’s an ideal wood for locations with constant heat, humidity, and torrential rains.  The charcoal barrier created in the shou sugi ban process adds durability and longevity to this naturally durable wood species.

RESILIENCY + IMPACT RESISTANCE

When evaluating resiliency with CHARRED materials it is a trade off – the heavier the char the more weather/rot resistant as is the intention of burning the wood, however, charcoal is soft, especially on a soft wood.

From an impact perspective brushed designs (such as KUJAKU, HADAKA, AKA etc.) will be more impact resistant then MOYASU or HAI as the char is only on part of the wood. HAI and MOYASU are fully charred and best suited for interior applications. HAI is the least impact resistant of the CHARRED materials due the deep charring (approx 1/8”).

We do not recommend HAI or MOYASU if your desire is to have the original CHARRED face remain indefinitely. The charcoal layer is a soft, sacrificial wear layer and will flake & wear off over time, changing the aesthetic and revealing non-burnt cypress. Rather, we suggest KURO or MONOGATARI, two alternative black designs that are brushed, burnt & finished with a black stain.  MATSU on Accoya is more durable and should be considered.

GRADES

CYPRESS shou sugi ban products are offered in SELECT grade or #2 COMMON grade.  The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications.  SELECT grade allows for small pin knots and checks, but expect a generally clean appearance.  #2 COMMON grade allows for large knots and checks – this can create visual interest as the grain wraps around these different character marks.

BLACK WALNUT shou sugi ban products are offered in SELECT grade or CHARACTER grade.

NETSU is exclusively offered on select grade rift & quarter sawn red oak.  It is the grade and cut of this wood that gives this product its distinctive look.

KINOKO is a shou sugi ban product on reclaimed hemlock.  We are pleased to be able to offer shou sugi ban on a reclaimed wood species. Expect a good deal of character including large knots and checks.

CHARRED FLOORING is wide plank white oak in original cut character grade.   Common character marks include knots, checks, streaks and worm holes.

CARE + MAINTENANCE

These materials are meant to age in place and will weather naturally over time. Exterior materials can be sprayed down with a hose and brushed with a soft bristle but are not meant to be power washed. Over time, flaking of the charred surface will occur. on designs where the charcoal is left in tact, such as HAI and MOYASU. Flaking of the fully charred designs, such as HAI, MOYASU & MATSU will reveal blackened cypress with variations in color from grey to brown tones and overt time more grey tones. MATSU is more durable than HAI & MOYASU and will not flake as easily. A reapplication of the top coat will aid in arresting the degradation of the charcoal. Except HAI and MOYASU, these products include exposed wood which has been prefinished with an exterior top coat. Despite this top coat, the exposed wood will naturally patina over time. Exterior materials will require reapplication of top coat as weather, sun and wind affect these surfaces. Wood siding products such as teak and soft woods such as cedar, cypress, hemlock and pine all require some form of maintenance.

Proper maintenance starts with visual inspection. A time frame of two (2) – three (3) years on the south and west exposures and three (3) – four (4) years on the north and east exposures can be used as a general guideline. However, as weathering, exposure conditions, altitude, and applications can vary, maintenance may be needed sooner and should be performed when visually necessary, regardless of time frame.

To maintain the original aesthetic of brushed designs (such as KUJAKU, HADAKA, AKA etc.), a top coat will need to be re-applied following the above guidelines. These designs have been brushed to remove some of the charring, revealing the cypress wood grain and then sealed. The exposed cypress wood grain will fade naturally to grey. This is not a defect, but a natural process of wood. Any wood siding product will grey the same and will require some form of maintenance including such materials as ipe, teak and soft woods such as cedar, cypress, hemlock..

MILLING OPTIONS

CYPRESS shou sugi ban products are standardly milled with a Tongue & Groove.  S4S, shiplap, custom shiplap with reveal and additional custom profiles available upon request.

KURUMI, NETSU & CHARRED FLOORING designs are standardly milled with a Tongue & Groove and Endmatching.

KINOKO is standardly S4S and is available with a Tongue & Groove upon request.  

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RECOMMENDED FASTENERS

For exterior applications, use flat head Grade 305 or 316 stainless steel wood fasteners. For applications exposed to salt air, near large bodies of water, swimming pools or other areas where corrosion is more likely to occur, always use Grade 316 stainless steel screws. For interior applications, either trim head or flat head fasteners can be used. For best results and the cleanest finish, use a pre-drilling and countersinking tool.

Recommended Products:
Headcote® 305 and 316
Deckfast® Stainless 305 or 316
Smart-Bit® Pre-drilling and Countersinking Tool

Accoya Shou Sugi Ban, interior use:
#7 Smart-Bit® (trim head) plus #7 x 2-1/4” Black (#38) Headcote® 305.

Accoya Shou Sugi Ban, exterior use:
#8 Smart-Bit® (trim head) plus #8 x 2” flat head Headcote® 305 (limited color range, no black right now) or Deckfast® Stainless 305 or 316.
#8 Smart-Bit® (trim head) plus #10 x 2-1/2” flat head Headcote® 305 (limited color range, no black right now) or Deckfast® Stainless 305 or 316.

Cypress, interior and exterior use:
#8 Smart-Bit® (trim head) plus #8 x 2” flat head Headcote® 305 (limited color range, no black right now) or Deckfast® Stainless 305 or 316.
#8 Smart-Bit® (trim head) plus #10 x 2-1/2” flat head Headcote® 305 (limited color range, no black right now) or Deckfast® Stainless 305 or 316.

For more information, contact Starborn Industries: www.starbornindustries.com | 800-596-7747

It is essential that this unique material is understood and expectations are set prior to ordering. It is critical that every architect, designer, installer and end-users reads and understands our CHARRED USAGE GUIDE before materials are ordered.  Click button below to download the full usage guide.