Winterthur Garden Gothic Tower – Winterthur, DE

Exterior Siding:

MATSU shou sugi ban charred accoya
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid, 3/4″ X 5-3/4″ X 8′, 10′, 12′, & 16′ long

Winterthur Garden, Museum & Library is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Winterthur’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures features 13 unique structures — from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, an enchanting faerie cottage, and creative contemporary follies. Follies are architectural constructions, often extravagant or picturesque, positioned within the landscape to amuse, frame a view, or pique your curiosity.

One of the most prominent follies, the Gothic Tower is similar to the towers, sham castles, and fake ruins that were very popular in European landscapes in the 1700s and 1800s. The tower is clad in reSAWN’s MATSU shou sugi ban charred accoya to make it even more dramatic.

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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