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—almost any color. We start with sustainably harvested Larch (our preferred species), toast and brush it to better reveal the grain, and then burnish it with color. Hues can be custom mixed and matched but we do have some tried and true favorites, highlighted here. Chat with our local wood experts about your ideas and to get some samples.
Shou Sugi Ban—Color Char is sold as interior paneling or exterior siding, the char and color level can change over time, depending on its exposure to the elements.
We treat our Shou Sugi Ban Color Char with a clear exterior oil to help slow wear. The evolving look suggests 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: