YOKO: shou sugi ban

YOKO by reSAWN TIMBER co. features cypress burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.

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YOKO by reSAWN TIMBER co. features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. YOKO is recommended for interior wall cladding – please call to discuss exterior applications. YOKO is available in select grade or #2 common grade cypress.  See our CHARRED Grading Guide for more info.YOKO can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application – please call to inquire.

YOKO is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and coated with a clear sealer.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping.  The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

YOKO is made with cypress sourced from the Southern United States and can be used for interior wall and ceiling cladding.

With their legendary beauty and natural durability, reSAWN’s cypress products have 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.

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 designs feature cypress, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Our award-winning CHARRED wood pays homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal.  Historically very specific in their definition, “shousugi-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.

Additional Information


SOLID: 13/16”




6′-16′ random lengths


standardly Tongue & Groove
available in Shiplap, S4S, and custom profiles




available in select grade or #2 common


standardly burnt and sealed on face only – clear sealer


INTERIOR cladding