ZEN by reSAWN TIMBER co. features original cut wide plank CHARRED WHITE OAK burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban and prefinished with a zero-VOC hardwax oil – for flooring and interior wall cladding/millwork.
ZEN is available as FSC ® upon request.
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. ZEN 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.
reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features cypress, western red cedar, Accoya, Kebony, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed 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.
ZEN qualifies for the following LEED credits:
MR 5 – Regional Materials
MR 6 – Rapidly Renewable Resource (Hardwax-Oil Finish)
MR 7 – Certified wood (as FSC ® certified)
EQ 4.1 – Low-emitting materials: Adhesives & Sealants (Hardwax-Oil Finish)
EQ 4.2 – Low-emitting materials: Paints & Coatings (Hardwax-Oil Finish)