IRUKA by reSAWN TIMBER co. features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. IRUKA can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. For exterior cladding, we offer Select Grade. For interior applications, we offer #2 common and Select Grade. The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications. See our CHARRED Grading Guide for more info. IRUKA can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application – please call to inquire.
IRUKA is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed, and then finished. The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light. For interior applications, the wood is finished on the face only. For exterior applications, the wood is finished on the face only and sealed on the back & the two long edges.
EXPECT BEAUTIFUL WEATHERED WOOD
Our charring & sealing process makes for beautifully designed exterior wood siding. Like any exterior wood siding prefinished or finished in place, these materials will weather naturally over time and will require maintenance. For interior applications, expect little to no change. We’ve created this CHARRED USAGE GUIDE to tell you more.
reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features Accoya, Kebony, cypress, cedar, black walnut, reclaimed hemlock and newly harvested western hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban. Our award-winning CHARRED products 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. All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in our facility in Telford, PA.
*PLEASE CALL reSAWN FOR EXTERIOR INSTALL RECOMMENDATIONS