Yes, We carry Shou-sugi-ban Cypress and Oil.
Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese technique of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for use as a gorgeous and unusual siding on the exterior of buildings… this textured charcoal finish is accomplished by binding two planks of wood around an interior layer of stuffed newsprint, lighting the paper on fire and allowing it to burn the length of the wood for 7 minutes before extinguishing the fire with cold water… next, artisans scrub each board with wire brushes, taking off the most charred wood and embedding the grain with the ashes… after each board has dried, they are individually rubbed with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish… this act of charring and coating the wood is said to protect the cedar or cypress siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years…
Terunobu Fugimori, is one of the few architects to use the primitive technique Shou-sugi-ban is used in many of his playful and unconventional buildings, (view the Dwell article).
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Australian Timber Oil is a unique blend of oils originally formulated to protect dense tallowwood, cambara and merbau from the extreme Australian exposures. Australian Timber Oil penetrates deep into the dense, resin-rich woods to accentuate natural wood depth and patina. Containing a precise blend of superb-grade linseed oil for maximum penetration, long-oil alkyds for durability.