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June 2013

RLP Reclaimed Sliding Track Barn Doors

Create a unique focal point in a room by utilizing any of our one of a kind door slabs (stile & rail or flush plank) combined with track barn door hardware.  You can do a pair of doors or a single large door.  There are unlimited combinations that we can help you customize using our barn door hardware and sliding barn doors.  Our custom crafted barn doors and sliding wood doors are like putting artwork on the wall.

Real Carriage Doors - Swing Carriage House Garage Door and Barn Door Hardware

Real Carriage Door Company crafts outswing carriage garage doors and manufactures barn door hardware. We specialize in swing-out wood doors, sliding garage doors, bifolding garage doors, and sliding barn door hardware. Enjoy solid wood quality and old world building methods. For a finishing touch, grace your home with our custom entry doors, sliding doors, and wood interior doors. Visit our gallery to see for yourself.

Take the ecofriendly high road with a low-cost outdoor chair you make yourself

The days of old iron patio furniture are behind us. We're all about going green and reclaiming materials for new purposes! Today the possibilities with pallets are endless, and the materials are often free. If you've got access to pallet wood and basic power tools (and the skills to use them), this project shouldn't take longer than an afternoon.

April 2013

March 2013

a f a s i a: 120 Anna & Eugeni Bach, arquitectes

Cuando una pareja de arquitectos tiene hijos pequeños, siempre llega el día en que éstos preguntan: -    Papá, mamá,... ¿Vosotros sois arquitectos, verdad? -    Sí... -    ¿Y hacéis casas a la gente? -    Si, claro... Y entonces viene la pregunta trampa: -¿Y por qué no nos hacéis una casita a nosotros?

February 2013

Parquet collection : Oscar Ono

Entreprise héritière d’une passion créative et d’un profond amour pour « l’art de vivre », vecteur de lutte contre ‘the common sense of banality’, Oscar Ono Flooring joue un rôle déterminant dans le développement de sols et murs innovants et exclusifs depuis plus de 10 ans. L’innovation et la créativité façonnent l’histoire d’Oscar Ono. Celle-ci mêle tradition, avant-gardisme et un réel engagement pour l’art contemporain. Ces valeurs constituent les éléments déterminants du succès de ses produits rares et authentiques.

From shou-sugi-ban to acetylated wood – a clean, green future in wood preservation | The Creative Flux

Since humans began using wood, the material has always been subject to more or less successful methods of wood preservation. Alexander the Great is said to have soaked wood used for bridge building in olive oil. The Romans brushed their ship hulls with tar. Tar was also extensively used by the Scandinavians which makes sense, as their lands to a large extent are covered in dense pine forests. Tar is dry distilled from finely split pine wood in so called “tar kilns”. According to Wikipedia, tar has probably been used in Scandinavia since the Iron Age. It remained the most popular method for hundreds of years, and from the 14th century on, it was one of Sweden’s most important exports. Production didn’t cease until the beginning of the 20th century when the wood tar was replaced with chemicals.

焼杉 伝統的製作技法

建物の外壁材に使用する伝統的材料「焼杉(やきすぎ)」。昔は多くの建物がこの「焼杉」で仕上げられていました。あらかじめ表面を焦がし、炭化状にしておくことで初期の着火性を低くし、耐火性能を持たせます。また、風雨にさらされる杉板の耐久性を高める役割も担います。 先人の知恵によって伝統的に使用されてきた「焼杉」ですが、最近は法規制や建物デザインの洋風化などによりその数は減っています。しかし香川の地においてはまだまだ使える場面も多く、「国産材を使う」という観点からも積極的に使用していきたいと考えています。何といっても無垢の木材ですから、全くの天然素材です。

shou-sugi-ban: Re-inventing shou-sugi-ban

Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese technique of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for use as a siding on the exterior of buildings. The first reason to do so was to protect against fire. It also turned out to make it more durable. The technique is still used on places like Naoshima, in Japan. The Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori made some beautiful projects this way and inspired many of us.

Shou-sugi-ban: The ancient Japanese Technique of Charring Wood | Sheila Zeller Interiors

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japanese charred wood technique The ancient Japanese technique of charring wood to preserve it for use as exterior siding. Traditionally, Japanese Cyprus was used, but now we’re seeing this technique applied to cedar, and other woods. We’re also seeing the wood being utilized in new and interesting ways beyond exterior siding.


Shou-Sugi-Ban is de traditionele Japanse techniek om ‘Sugi’ of Japanse cipres te branden om hout te verduurzamen. Het werd vooral gebruikt voor gevelbekleding. De oorspronkelijk reden om het hout te branden was om de dicht op elkaar gebouwde houten huizen te beschermen tegen brandoverslag. Brandpreventie dus. Het bleek echter ook een erg goede bescherming tegen ongedierte en schimmels. In sommige plekken als Naoshima in Japan wordt het nog steeds toegepast.



Shou-sugi-ban Wood - Travis Creek Wood Products

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…

CAST architecture blog · Shou-sugi-ban–charred cedar siding

I am building a little painting studio in my backyard, and wanted to try out ‘shou-sugi-ban,’ a traditional japanese technique of burning the wood siding to create a thin charcoal layer to protect the wood, in lieu of staining/painting. I tied three boards together in a triangle with baling wire, and stood the bundles on a small fire.  The fire wicks up the inside of the bundle after about a minute, with flames coming out of the top after about two minutes.  I then flipped the bundle, burnt from the other end for another 30-45 seconds.

Treated Wood : Tallgrass Prairie Pavilion

Architect Terunobu Fujimori is renowned for celebrating the architectural history of his native Japan by creating unique structures out of materials like charred wood. Shou-sugi-ban is an ancient Japanese technique for preserving and finishing wood that creates a distinctive black coating, and seals the wood against rain, insects and rot. Many old Japanese houses use Shousugi-ban for their external timber cladding. Traditionally, the textured charcoal finish is achieved by burning sugi, or Japanese cypress. The process today still involves charring the wood (to varying degrees based on desired effect), cooling it, cleaning it and finishing it with a natural oil. Many modern applications of the technique (for siding, paneling and flooring) use Douglas fir, yellow pine, cyprus, and oak species, often from North American suppliers specializing in the technique.

Shou-Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban, burnt cedar cladding is a product that is only produced to order. We can provide cladding or siding material in any timber species but always best to ask for confirmation in the first instance. Choosing the correct profile is essential as some profile are not suitable for this technique, choose from 1 to 6 or supply us with an image of your profile, we can then confirm if suitable. Do indicate if you require either Class 1 or 0 for fire rating The traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban panels are burnt to a Severe degree and are not able to withstand the UK weather. A heavy rain or hail shower will damage the carbon to the surface.

Shou Sugi Ban - Burnt Cedar Cladding

Burnt Cedar Cladding – Shou Sugi Ban The ancient Japanese art of burning timber to provide a beautiful and long lasting product is a technique that we have a proven expertise to supply, design and install. The manufacturing process is detailed, accurate and dangerous; one that we have perfected. The Burnt Cedar Finish Traditional techniques are used by us to offer uniqueness to each individual project. There are many finishes and textures we can provide for interior and exterior projects. From the traditional highly burnt fragile looking to the sleek and contemporary finish; we provide them all.

Shou Sugi Ban Japanese burnt timber decking channel 5 Garden ER - The Decking Network

Having researched for more techniques to achieve different finishes on timber decking and cladding we decided to use the Shou-Sugi-Ban technique Shou-sugi-ban 焼杉板, or burnt sugi board is a Japanese technique of creating timber cladding that should last over 80 years. Sugi is known as Japanese cedar, Instead of sugi, our wood species are Belinga. Old traditional Japanese houses use shou-sugi-ban for their external timber cladding, although rarely used now (replaced by manmade plastic or composite). The sugi was burnt to resist rot and fire. Supposedly it’s difficult for something already burnt to a charcoal finish to catch fire again.

The Wabi House | Dwell

Go behind the scenes of the photo shoot for "The Hidden Fortress," a feature story in our September 2011 issue that covers the Wabi House, a Japanese-inspired design in Carlsbad, California, by Sebastian Mariscal Studio.

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