Combe Entry – White Plains

White Plains, NY

Exterior Cladding:

AJI shou sugi ban charred FSC Certified Accoya
Burnt on face only, sealed face and back (exterior)
Tongue & Groove
3/4″ thick X 5-3/8″ wide X 8′ – 16′ random length

Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Combe is the creator of personal hygiene brands like Just For Men, Sea Bond, Aqua Velva and more.  When Ivan B. Combe founded the company in 1949 his mission was to create products that meet real consumer needs that no other company was paying attention to or knew how to fix. He was an innovator, not an imitator, and it’s still the same today at Combe. Combe’s current brands are category leaders in health, intimate skin care, men’s grooming and oral care.

For the entry of their headquarters in White Plains, NY, Combe chose reSAWN’s AJI shou sugi ban charred Accoya. The entry is modern, eye catching and unique and the charred exterior siding complements that aesthetic. A unique cutout adds an architectural interest to the more traditional shape of the entryway. AJI was also added to the planter boxes along the side of the building, tying the design together.

AJI features CHARREDAccoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.

By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.

  • The Accoya® wood patented modification process adds nothing to the wood that does not already naturally occur in it
  • Class 1 durability – facilitating a longer lifespan, improved carbon sequestration potential and lower lifetime material consumption versus other materials
  • Outstanding dimensional stability, resulting in lower maintenance frequency and therefore less coating over the lifetime of the product
  • Superior thermal insulation, providing energy conservation advantages when used for applications such as windows and doors
  • All Accoya® wood is produced from well managed sustainable sources including FSC® and other regionally certified woods
  • Low carbon footprint: Accoya® wood is an environmentally compatible substitute for carbon intensive materials
  • Environmentally compatible: 100% recyclable and reusable, naturally renewable
  • Rapidly renewable materials: use of abundantly available and fast-growing source species

Accoya® wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and even in water – and has been proven to withstand even the toughest of external environments. Not only is its durability proven, but it has also been shown to retain its appearance, requiring much less frequent maintenance than other wood species. This gives added reassurance to the manufacturers, architects, specifiers, builders and property owners who have chosen Accoya® wood for a diverse range of projects. Accoya® wood is also being tested for additional uses by leading independent institutes worldwide.

The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs from reSAWN. The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the face & back). The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

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, “shousugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general.  Shou sugi ban exterior siding is intended to weather beautifully in place, and maintain its performance standards. All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA.

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