charred wood, resistant to rot, insects, and flame, zwarthout.

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shou-sugi-ban Colors of heat-treated wood

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Shou sugi ban, or Yakisugi, is a traditional Japanese method of burning cedar (sugi) before finishing it with natural oil. Normally used as exterior siding, the charred wood is pest and rot resistant for up to eighty years.

Shou sugi ban, or Yakisugi, is a traditional Japanese method of burning cedar (sugi) before finishing it with natural oil. Normally used as exterior siding, the charred wood is pest and rot resistant for up to eighty years.

Shou sugi ban- Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials

Shou sugi ban- Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials

Char finish --> Preservation and style (marriage between the urbane and natural).   +Also acts to purify the air. Greatness.

Burning Lumber as a Finishing Technique

Char finish --> Preservation and style (marriage between the urbane and natural). +Also acts to purify the air. Greatness.

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