SHOU SUGI BAN
interior cladding :: exterior cladding :: flooring
reSAWN’s award-winning CHARRED designs pay 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. Originally used as an effective measure against weathering, reSAWN has expanded this concept with modern techniques, wood modifications, and finishes.
Combining classic domestic softwoods and contemporary modified woods, reSAWN takes great pride in designing products on high-performance, stable wood species. In addition, charring adds an extra layer of protection to wood’s structural durability. The shou sugi ban process carbonizes wood’s surface and creates an outer char layer that protects against rot, insects, and moisture related decay in exterior applications.
Through the modernization of an ancient process, reSAWN’s shou sugi ban products feature many color tones that fit with virtually any project aesthetic. Wood’s grain structure and natural character marks give it its beauty. The product line offers textural and tonal variation that takes advantage of wood’s rustic appearance. reSAWN’s designs have been used in very diverse project types from Silicon Valley startups to Pennsylvania residences.