SHOU SUGI BAN
CHARRED wood for exterior siding, interior cladding & flooring
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.
MATSU :: ACCOYA® WOOD
newest offering from reSAWN: shou-sugi-ban CHARRED Accoya® Wood
MATSU from the CHARRED collection by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Accoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. MATSU can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.
By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.
MORE DESIGNS COMING SOON!
the CHARRED collection :: shou sugi ban wood for exterior siding, interior wall cladding & flooring
reSAWN’s CHARRED FLOORING features original cut wide plank white oak burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban and prefinished with a zero-VOC hardwax oil. Original cut is a way of cutting the log that incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. common character marks include knots, checks, streaks and worm holes. CHARRED FLOORING is prefinished with our hardwax oil which is natural, non-toxic and 100% VOC-free. our hardwax oil produces a durable, matte finish that respects the natural look and feel of the wood. CHARRED flooring designs are available as FSC ® upon request.
CHARRED BLACK features some of our most popular shou sugi ban designs including the fully charred HAI. All Cypress products are appropriate for exterior siding and interior wall/ceiling cladding. NETSU is made using rift & quarter sawn red oak and in appropriate for interior applications only. KINOKO is made using reclaimed hemlock and is appropriate for interior wall/ceiling applications and millwork. KINOKO may be used for some exterior applications depending on location – please contact reSAWN for more information.
CHARRED NEUTRAL features shou sugi ban charred wood in a range of neutral tones from creamy white to dark grey. All Cypress products are appropriate for exterior siding and interior wall/ceiling cladding. KURUMI is made using north american black walnut and in appropriate for interior applications only.
Color your world with our bright, bold CHARRED COLORS. Ideally suited for a variety of applications in sectors such as hospitality, restaurants, offices and tech companies. Architects and Designers now have the ability to specify a natural product that is handcrafted with beautiful, rich color. All of the CHARRED COLORS are made using cypress and can be used for exterior wall cladding or interior wall/ceiling cladding.
Selection of CHARRED wood installations
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 KUJAKU and similar designs will be slightly more impact resistant then MOYASU or HAI as the char is only on part of the wood. HAI and MOYASU are fully charred. HAI is the least impact resistant of the CHARRED materials due the deep charring (approx 1/8”). There is also a trade-off in maintenance — HAI and MOYASU will be less maintenance long term as there is no wood grain exposed under the top coat due to the full char.
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. 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 may occur. Flaking of the HAI design will reveal black underneath as the char on HAI is approx. 1/8” thick; the same applies to MOYASU, with a char of approx 1/16”. Except HAI and MOYASU, these products include exposed wood which will naturally patina over time. Exterior materials may require reapplication of top coat as weather, sun and wind affect these surfaces.
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.
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.