Reston Residence – Reston, VA

Reston, VA

Interior Wall Cladding:

TAIYO shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt and sealed on face only
Select grade
13/16″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6 – 16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

Founded as Virginia’s first planned residential community in the mid-1960s, Reston still embodies its founding principles of “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.” The internationally known community was built with the goal of revolutionizing post-WWII concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in suburban America. In 2012, Reston was ranked 7th in the Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.

Tucked away in a woodsy neighborhood of Reston, the couple who lives here recently decided to redesign and renovate their home. The first floor of their home is almost entirely an open floor plan with a sunken great room open to the kitchen. Upon entering through the front door, reSAWN’s TAIYO shou sugi ban charred cypress is immediately visible on the ceiling of the great room. The cladding carries through the exterior space tying the exterior and interior designs together. TAIYO shou sugi ban is also used as cladding around the kitchen countertops acting as functional yet aesthetically pleasing way to divide the two spaces.

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

TAIYO shou sugi ban 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.

TAIYO shou sugi ban 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.

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