shou sugi ban

Real vs. Fake Shou Sugi Ban

Is what you’re looking at real shou sugi ban, with all the durability and beauty of the tradition? Or is it fake shou sugi ban made to look like shou sugi ban…

Clear Grade Sugi

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 – Nakamoto Forestry

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! Interested customers ask us a variety of questions…

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…

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