Delta Millworks, Austin, TX lumber supplier, calling it as "the wood version of weathering steel (the oxidization of steel to provide a protective barrier)" offers lumber treated using the Japanese tradition of shou-sugi-ban. "Burning cedar or some other wood gives it a charcoal barrier that is rot and fire resistant ... and very distinctive looking," Delta Millworks says. It offers more than two dozen finishes and degrees of burn in a variety of wood species.

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