Cladding Products Feature Burning Process Inspired by Japanese Tradition

reSAWN offers two charred Kebony cladding products that are burned using a process inspired by the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.

reSAWN offers two charred Kebony cladding products that are burned using a process inspired by the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.

Kebony has announced a marketing and sales partnership with reSAWN TIMBER Co., according to Kebony USA sales manager Andy Hehl.

reSAWN offers two charred Kebony cladding products that are burned using a process inspired by the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban. Additionally, they’ve created three textured designs to showcase the natural beauty and grain structure of each piece. The cladding products are ideal for exterior applications because of their weathered look. reSAWN products are available across the U.S. and abroad.

Shou sugi ban is a Japanese term which literally translates to “burned cedar board.” Historically, Japanese carpenters sourced driftwood from the coastlines of Japan, both for its durability and distressed appearance, after being subjected to salt water and harsh weather conditions. Over time, it became difficult to source this driftwood due to demand for such a hard-wearing product. As a result, carpenters chose to create the desired effect by burning or weathering timber to give the original wood a charred and fragile finish.

All Kebony wood products are permanently modified with a bio-based liquid that, after it is cured, provides a combination of durability and dimensional stability. The patented process results in wood cell walls that are thicker and provide a hardness that rivals tropical hardwoods. reSAWN charred and textured Kebony wood decking and cladding products carry Kebony’s standard 30-year warranty.

reSAWN TIMBER co. provides new and reclaimed wood products for architectural specifications for flooring, interior wall cladding, ceilings, exterior siding, furniture and custom millwork.

Kebony global headquarters are based in Oslo, Norway, with its production facility in Skien, South of Oslo. The Kebony USA team resides in St. Clair, Mich., with local representation both on the East and West Coasts.

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