Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of burning wood as a preservative treatment for exterior siding. Shallow Char, as the name teases, is typically applied to our sustainably harvested Larch, though we’re open to other species. This grade is circle sawn, giving the boards a roughened, swoopy texture with a lightly toasted look and natural golds swirling with dark areas of char.
Shou Sugi Ban—Shallow Char sold as interior paneling or exterior siding, the char level can change over time, depending on its exposure to the elements. We treat our Shou Sugi Ban Shallow Char with a clear exterior oil to help slow wear. The evolving look suggests the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi—a reminder of the transience and imperfection of all things.
Colors can be added for a pop of contrast, such as with our Color Char line.
- Solid Sustainably Harvested Siding
- Solid Sustainably Harvested Paneling
MRc5: Regional Materials (call for details)
Sustainably Harvested Forests
MATERIAL TRANSPARENCY STATEMENT
Based on a simple belief that people, planet, and profit work to ensure a better future, Pioneer Millworks operates on the triple bottom line. We strive to keep our carbon footprint small; our roofs house 100kW solar arrays and our wood scraps keep us warm. One percent of our reclaimed teak sales are donated to conservation causes on the island of Borneo. Our American Prairie sales support domestic barn and historic preservation. Your purchases are what make this crazy ride possible—Thank you.