Shackamaxon Townhouse – Philadelphia, PA
Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA
SG23 Design, LLC
Interior Wall Cladding:
KUJAKU – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt and sealed on face only
13/16” thick X 5-1/2” wide X 6/16’ random lengths
Located in one of Philadelphia’s trendiest neighborhoods, this Shackamaxon Townhouse was designed to accommodate a newly retired couple who collects all kinds of art, including paintings, sculptures, pottery and more. Interior designer, Shila Scarlet Griffith of SG23 Design, suggested using our KUJAKU shou sugi ban charred cypress for a slat accent wall that spans two floors. This accent wall was designed to easily hang and move artwork without compromising the material or the wall.
Griffith strives to take risks and use her creativity to design beautiful, functional spaces which in this case, combines modern architecture with antique fixtures. She was able to bring the owners’ shared vision to life with her ability to create one-of-a-kind features, including the slat accent wall.
KUJAKU features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. It can be used as exterior siding or interior wall cladding, and is available in either select or #2 common grade. The higher the grade, the higher the wood is expected to perform, especially in exterior applications. reSAWN’s cypress is sourced from the southern United States. 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.
KUJAKU 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.
reSAWN’s CHARRED offering includes 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.