SHOU SUGI BAN By: greening homes

April 7, 2014
Green Materials, Project Update

We are experimenting with siding materials for our current project in East York, Toronto. Our clients have asked for a modern and dark coloured siding material for their front dormers, and we thought Shou Sugi Ban (charred wood siding) could be perfect.

Last weekend we experimented for the first time using some of the reclaimed rafters from the house in East York. We’re trying to find use for this material and divert it from landfill. In our next trial, we will be using cedar deck boards and cedar lap siding to see what the charring is like. Check out our video to see our initial results.