Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of burning wood as a preservative treatment for exterior siding. We take it a step further by adding color. Starting with sustainably harvested Larch (our preferred species), we toast and brush the wood to better expose the grain, and then burnish it with color. Hues can be custom mixed and matched but we do have some tried and true favorites: Charcoal, Grey, White, Pure, Lagoon, and Poppy. Chat with our local wood experts about your ideas and to get some samples.
Because we treat our Shou Sugi Ban Color Char with an exterior hybrid wax oil it can be used as either interior paneling or exterior siding. Please note that in an exterior application the color may change over time depending on its exposure to the elements. This impermanence reflects the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi — a reminder of the transience and imperfection of all things.
Other sustainably harvested Shou Sugi Ban siding and paneling options: