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Choosing a Wood Grade for Shou Sugi Ban

Catch up on our product selection walkthrough series here! Part 1: Choosing a Shou Sugi Ban Surface for your Project Part 2: How to Select an Oil Prefinish for Shou Sugi Ban…

Shou Sugi Ban 101

Confused about shou sugi ban, or charred wood siding in general? Don’t fret, we know it can be confusing and we’re here to help! We get asked a variety of questions from…

Charred Wood Siding Color Change

A lot of Westerners considering traditional yakisugi, shou sugi ban or any kind of charred wood siding start with the assumption that because it is burned, it will be black and stay…

Shou Sugi Ban Siding Maintenance

Wash, Tighten, Re-oil. The main challenge for the North American shou sugi ban market is that it hasn’t been around for very long. Not only have most people never seen charred wood…

Biophilic Design (and wood)

What is Biophilic Design?   Biophilia is the human love of nature.  Biophilic design is the practice of consciously incorporating materials or spaces that reinforce our relationship with the living world into the…

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