TORA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress


TORA – shou sugi ban charred cypress – #2 common Grade
+/-7/8” thick X 5-1/8” wide X 6-16′ random lengths
Tongue and Groove
charred and sealed on face only


CCS Architecture specified reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress for Nordstrom in the Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver, BC.  Nordstrom occupies 3 floors of the recently redesigned Pacific Centre including the ground floor.  One of several dining venues inside Nordstrom, Bistro Verde features reSAWN’s TORA  charred cypress wall cladding in #2 common grade.

CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Since its inception in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors. The firm has gained international acclaim for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, while the uniqueness of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects has met with an unusual degree of owner satisfaction and media praise.

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.

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