Almaden Ranch – San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA

Interior Design:
KDS Design Group

Wall Cladding:

SORA shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt and sealed on face only
Select grade
13/16″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 8, 10′ lengths
Tongue & groove

GOVERNOR European white oak
Select grade
Prefinished with hardwax oil
Tongue & Groove, endmatched, microbeveled edges and ends
Engineered 5/8″ thick (4 mm wear layer) X 5′ wide X 2-10′ random lengths

Located in San Jose, CA, Almaden Ranch is a newly created regional shopping district designed by SGPA Architects with Interior Design by KDS Design Group. The district offers a wide range of retail tenants including home improvement, health club, sporting goods, office supplies, small market, restaurants, and smaller boutique shops. The retail experience is designed to be more neighborhood-oriented and located near the street edge with pedestrian linkage to adjacent buildings and courtyards. The design intent was to capitalize on retail experiences as a growing hub for community engagement and gathering space, particularly when linked via gorgeous landscaped passageways that make is vehicle and pedestrian friendly. For the interior corporate space, KDS Design Group chose reSAWN’s  SORA shou sugi ban charred cypress GOVERNOR European white oak for the lobby.

SORA features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  SORA 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.

SORA is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face).  The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

SORA is made with cypress sourced from the Southern United States and can be used for interior wall cladding, ceiling cladding and exterior siding.  With its legendary beauty and natural durability, cypress has 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. 

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.

GOVERNOR features wide plank European White Oak flooring and wall cladding prefinished with hardwax oil.

reSAWN’s European White Oak prefinished and available in engineered construction. The engineered material comes standard at 5/8” thick with a substantial 4 mm wear layer, or 3/4” thick with a full 6 mm wear layer for a truly superior product. The 7” face width showcases the full character and grain pattern that European White Oak has to offer.

All European White Oak designs are available as FSC ® upon request.

155 W 23rd :: DUSK North American White Oak Office :: MONOGATARI shou sugi ban charred cypress