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SHOU SUGI BAN

A traditional Japanese weatherproofing technique that originated in the 18th century, involves the charring of wood surfaces.  As it turns out, charred wood is chemically altered + becomes highly resistant to weather damage — especially after boiled linseed oil is applied.

EXTENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Ecotopes is recommending the application of boiled linseed oil for shou sugi ban surfaces every two to three years.

DESIGN SUPPORT

The shou sugi ban treatment is most commonly used for surfacing the wooden panels of visual screens, doors + fencing sections.

PORTFOLIO RESULTS

Projects that significantly feature shou sugi ban surface(s):