Andy Hehl, Kebony USA, explains work with Delta Millworks using Shou Sugi Ban finishing at July 18 Leadership Forum.
Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of burning wood as a preservative treatment for exterior siding. Pioneer Millworks is applying this process to sustainably harvested Larch, an incidental species which has notable insect and rot resistance. The Deep Char grade exposes an ‘alligator-like’ texture, while Shallow Char produces rich black and brown tones still maintaining the sawn texture and high relief in the grain. Color Char is a combination of finishes on the Shou Sugi Ban available in green, red, blue, and more.