Charwood™ – Shou-Sugi-Ban Japanese Style Charred Wood


What: Residential Home

Solution: 1×8 Shiplap Japanese style charred wood called Shou-Sugi-Ban

Product: Charwood™ – Ebony

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.

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Charwood™ Ebony, used in this exterior siding project, offers the greatest depth and color richness of the three Charwood™ offerings. The hard grain is charred to black, while the soft grain remains a slightly lighter, deep brown. Some refer to it as the contemporary mahogany.

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Aside from the incredible aesthetic beauty of Charwood™, the physical attributes are what 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.

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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.

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