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Shou-Sugi-Ban Is Setting the Siding World on Fire

Shou Sugi Ban house

From Houzz, architects and designers weigh in on the benefits and beautiful aesthetics of using shou sugi ban in their work. Translated as “the burning of Japanese cypress (sugi)”, shou-sugi-ban is a process that chars the surface of exterior wood panels to

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Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Wood as Siding and Flooring

Char Levels

From Remodelista, an article about how shou sugi ban is catching fire in the world of hip designers and architects. Repeat after us: Shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep

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Burn baby burn: a contemporary Shou Sugi Ban fireplace


O the irony of creating a fireplace made from charred wood.  

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That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban

Shou Sugi Ban Siding

From Dwell Magazine, a recent article and slideshow about shou sugi ban: That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban.   Shou-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood-charring technique, is emerging as one of builders’ and woodworkers’ favorite trends this year.

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