TRUMAN: shou sugi ban charred Western Red Cedar

TRUMAN by reSAWN TIMBER co. features CHARRED WESTERN RED CEDAR burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban – for exterior and interior cladding.


TRUMAN by reSAWN TIMBER co. features CHARRED WESTERN RED CEDAR burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. TRUMAN can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding and is standardly select tight knot grade. TRUMAN can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application – please call to inquire.

TRUMAN 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.

CHARRED CEDAR features shou sugi ban charred western red cedar in a range of colors from a stark, vertical grain black to a knotty natural brown. Western red cedar has been used as a consistent and high performing exterior wood siding for hundreds of years. reSAWN’s CHARRED CEDAR can be used in similar exterior applications and interior wall/ceiling cladding.

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.


Additional information


+/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5" wide (T&G or Shiplap)
+/- 3/4” thick x +/- 6-3/4” wide (T&G or Shiplap)
+/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5-1/2” wide (S4S)
+/- 3/4” thick x +/- 7-1/8” wide (S4S)


6'-16' Random Lengths


Tongue & Groove, Shiplap, S4S and custom profiles


Western Red Cedar


Select Tight Knot


Exterior: Finished on face only, sealed on back & 2 long edges
Interior: Finished on face only


Plant-based, zero VOC finish


EXTERIOR siding and INTERIOR cladding