What: Residential Home
Where: Eagle, ID
Solution: Japanese style charred wood called Shou-Sugi-Ban
This week’s featured build displays many creative and unique interior uses of Charwood™ Ebony throughout the entire home. Montana Timber Products’ Charwood™ is a Japanese style charred wood known as Shou-Sugi-Ban. This method of burning, scorching, or charring the surface of wood building materials dates back hundreds of years. The process adds beauty and longevity, as well as resistance from rot, pests, and fire. The product is prefinished with PolySeal, a blend of Seal-Once and Poly.
The homeowners and designers created a very welcoming entryway by utilizing Charwood™ ceiling paneling as well as a traditional sliding door. The ceiling paneling features a Tongue and Groove profile allowing the fasteners to be concealed for a clean finish. The white walls, a theme throughout most of the home, creates a strong contrast with the Charwood™, resulting in a beautiful clash between modern and traditional design.
The mixed dimension, mixed Circle Sawn and Wire Brushed texture, Charwood™ Ebony backdrop (above) creates an absolute depth not commonly seen. To compliment it, the same material was used for the cabinetry and trim throughout the bathroom.
In addition to the aesthetic beauty of Charwood™, the physical attributes make it an incredible product. When wood is charred, a chemical change called pyrolysis occurs. Pyrolysis is the irreversible depletion of organic material in wood. This means that the wood has lost much of its ability to ignite and burn, giving it a very high level of chemical free, natural fire retardant.
Whether you are looking for siding, beams, flooring, or interior accents, Montana Timber Products offers a solution for your rustic needs. All Montana Timber Products’ prefinished wood siding utilizes Seal-Once, a 100% NO VOC waterproofer with a 10 year limited warranty against water ingress.