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Shou sugi ban- Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials

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Russwood’s Charred Larch uses European Larch timber which has been produced in a controlled factory environment to create a textured black finish.

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

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"It only cost about $48,000 to build, which was incredibly cheap," says Turner of the Stealth Barn. "We got the Timber Frame Company to supply the shell, then we clad it and fitted out the interior and windows ourselves. The idea was to take the archetypal black tar-painted agricultural building and make an almost childlike icon of that."

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