Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood "Shou-sugi-ban Yakisugi 焼き杉, is demonstrated in two videos, including one (bottom) by Portland State Community College, and the other, (top) showing a single craftsman burning, brushing, washing, then coating the boards with tung oil.

Shou-sugi ban--also known as Yakisugi--is a traditional Japanese technique for treating siding that was used on the Flexhouse in Portland, Oregon. This video features the home's owner Ajna Lichau and Ray Anthony Barrett talking about their decision to use and their process for implementing this technique. The house was designed by Michele Jeresek (Architect, Departure Design, www.departure-design.com) and built by JRA Greenbuilding (http://www.jragbc.com/).


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