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Traditional Japanese method of burning wood cladding to preserve it and, paradoxically, make it fire-resistant.

Shou-sugi-ban ::: Wood charring traditional Japanese technique: Intentionally charring wood gives it a dark finish perfect for siding, while also making it (strangely) fire-resistant.

/ / . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years.

Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding.

This is a technique people have been using for many years to create a very distinct and durable look, mainly used for exterior siding and furniture. Lately I have become very interested in how we can use it on some of our projects and art pieces here at Urban Design and Construction. I first became interested in it watching friend and fellow artist Steven Tiller do experiments. He was tinkering around with the technique at the shop one day and I fell in love with what he was doing. I watched…

Shou-sugi-ban 焼杉板, or burnt sugi board is a Japanese technique of creating timber cladding that should last over 80 years. Sugi is known as Japanese cedar, Instead of sugi, our wood species are Belinga.

Examples of shou-sugi-ban, the Japanese art of wood charring. What do you think #Savannah?

Shou-sugi-ban / Charred Wood Siding / Burnt Wood Siding: This technique adds beauty and longevity to wood siding. Traditionally, cedar was burnt in Japan to increase the wood's resistance to insects and fire.

Beautiful corner joint gives this retro table top loads of character.

I love the corner detail on this rustic tabletop made from barn wood planks. We have to remove the desk from the family room to put in the new floors. We're going to reconfigure it from a corner desk to a straight desk along the wall when we reinstall it.