Real Wood For Real Wood Lovers... Without The Maintenance.
Premium Charred Wood Products 
& Building Materials
Premium Charred Wood Products 
& Building Materials
Japanese Shou Sugi Ban
Rediscovered: Historic Japan's Best Kept Secret Is A Modern Day Miracle For Wood Lovers...
The Charring Technique Known As 'Shou Sugi Ban' Seals & Preserves Wood Protecting It From The Elements-- 
With No Maintenance Required!
This charred wood, centuries old still stands today-- with little or no maintenance at all. 
We're continuing this ancient tradition bringing you premium interior and exterior charred wood products and building materials including:
Custom Feature Walls
Exterior Siding
Wall & Ceiling Cladding
Fence Boards
Some Of The Benefits Include:
  • Moisture Resistance & Wood Pore Sealing From The Charring Process
  •  Prevents Rot & Decay From Forming
  •  Zero Or Low Maintenance (Depending On Finish)
  •  Immune To Termites, Fungus, & Other Insects
  •  Undeniably Rich Aesthetics
  •  Pleasant & Peaceful Natural Aroma
  •  Extreme Longevity (80+ Years) Against Natural Forces
  •  Environmentally Sustainable
  •  Real, Authentic Premium Quality Wood 
Product Testimonials
Here's What A Few Happy Customers Have To Say About Our Premium Charred Wood Products...
Watch the video to hear from four Ottawa business owners who use charclad products in their offices.
Featuring testimonials from:
Trevor Clark & Peter Bastedo - Head Office Ottawa (Kanata)
Jayme Beardsley - Arbuckle Construction (Kanata)
Ben Trolly - Skin Revival (Barrhaven)
Head Office Ottawa (Kanata)
charclad Custom Feature Walls
Our signature feature walls are our staple interior offering. If you're looking to accent an area in your home or business, this is the most sophisticated way to showcase your chic, bold style.
We will help you with a custom design, or simply purchase boxes of your favourite finishes and creatively build a wall yourself.
    Arbuckle Construction (Kanata)
    Skin Revival (Barrhaven)
    Custom Feature Walls & Cladding
    Interior shou sugi ban wall cladding is our staple product that keeps us busy in the winter months. 'charclad your style' and order your favourite colours and finish textures today!
      Gavin Simone - 'charcladed' his residential guest bedroom (Ottawa)
      Where To Install charclad Interior Wall Cladding?
      Common places for feature walls: office reception, boardrooms, fireplace, master bedroom, basement wall-- charclad is the perfect way to impress guests at home, clients in your office. 
      But most importantly, charclad tells a story about you and your unique style. It makes you feel a certain way-- like how nature makes us feel when we escape the our busy lifestyles. Enjoy that same natural beauty every day with charclad products. 
      Table Tops & Benches
      Contact us if you have an idea that you'd like to see through using charclad premium charred wood.
        Burn & Brush "Naked" Finish Foyer Bench (Western Red Cedar)
        Simple, practical, and absolutely ravishing display of natural beauty. Our benches are always a crowd favourite at trade shows and events-- order yours today and indulge in a conversation piece that walks the line between art and functionality. 
        Time to upgrade the style of your home or office furniture? This same simple design makes a ravishing coffee table (Fourth plank and 6 inches longer.)
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        Exterior Products
        Siding & Exterior Cladding
        Contact us if you have an idea that you'd like to see through using charclad products.
        Western Red Cedar Siding
        Shou sugi ban exterior siding offers the most benefits from such as low maintenance. The ancient Japanese culture charred their wood siding to protect it from moisture, insects, rot, and future re-combustion. Our exterior siding comes in Western Red Cedar, Cypress, and Douglas Fir. Accoya is our premium offering. 
        Accoya "Char Classic" Cladding
        Accoya is a acetylated pine that makes it extremely dense and comes with a 50 year guarantee outside, as well as 25 years underwater. Our charring process adds to the sealing protection-- not to mention is looks absolutely ravishing...
          Exterior Grade "White Wash" Finish On Our Signature Western Red Cedar Shiplap Profile
          In addition to Char Classic charred wood finish, some colours as well as 'Naked' look are available as exterior siding finishes. Note, these will require some maintenance to keep its colour and protection. 
          "Naked" Western Red Cedar From Our Burn & Brush Line
          Shou sugi ban allows for some pretty cool colours, but some prefer the natural wood tone after charring. This finish will gray over time, but hard grains stay black and still showcases a beautiful zebra stripe look.
          Fence & Deck Boards
          Contact us if you have an idea that you'd like to see through using charclad products.
          Horizontally Installed Fence Boards Produced In "Char Classic" Finish Texture
          Match your charred wood deck with a shou sugi ban fence. This will be even easier to maintain as the surface is vertical and more protected from the elements. Note that Burn & Brush textured colours will fade even with UV protection over time, wheres Char Classic will maintain its colour, but will flake in time.  
            Demo Property Fence
            Dare to be creative and unleash your bold artistic expression using charclad premium products. Guaranteed to stand out and get noticed.
            Both Char Classic and Burn & Brush finishes are available to be made in fence boards. Mix finishes to create patterns or choose your favourite texture and have it designed for a unison look throughout.
            Charred Burn & Brush Western Red Cedar Deck Floor
            Want a low maintenance deck that is made of real wood, and boasts natural beauty? Look no further-- we offer decking in Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, and Accoya.
            We Are Always Adding New Products To Our Catalog
            Contact us if you have a custom design in mind using charclad premium charred wood.
            Choose From Our Plush Finishes
            Char Classic Collection
            Char Classic is available from light to deep degrees charring and looks different with each species of wood.
            Western Red Cedar
            Douglas Fir
            Cedar (Blackened)
            Reburn Collection
            Reburn is exactly how it sounds: charred, brushed, charred again. (Char Classic and Burn & Brush combined.)
            Western Red Cedar
            Doulgas Fir
            Burn & Brush Stain Series
            Burn & Brush gets deep charred then brushed, scooping away the charry layer creating a zebra pattern and texture.
            Black Gold
            Rich Tone
            White Wash
            Summer Gray
            Winter Gray
            Black Forest
            Fading Sky
            Burn & Brush Colour Pop Series
            The same Burn & Brush technique featuring super bright colours to contrast the deeply charred hard grains.
            Orange Crush
            Mellow Yellow
            Piggy Pink
            Tantalizing Teal
            Not Sure What Finish You Like Best?
            Click to customize which colours and finishes you want us to send over for you to review before buying!
            Reasons To Buy A Sample Pack Before Committing...
            •   Confirm which wood species, textures, and colour combinations you like best to match your space
            •  Request custom colours if you don't see the one you want on our site or at our shop
            •  Discover the best wood profile for your project (shiplap, S4S, pre-cut herringbone, etc.)
            •  Peace of mind you'll be happy with your final project
            •  Bask in the elegant fragrance of our premium charred wood!
            ...and FREE Shipping!
            Live In Ottawa? Visit Our Showroom!
            Get all details right from the source! Visit us in person for even more inspiration and see some finished products.
            3344 Rideau Road
            Unit E1-44
            Ottawa, ON, K1G3N4
            Call (or text!) to make sure we're at the shop when you stop by in case we're giving quotes, delivering, etc.
            Weekends available by appointment so we can open the gate for you :)
            Visit our showroom and experience charclad products in person! The beautiful natural aroma of charred wood is one of the best features of our shop :)
            Don't see the product or building material you want? Contact us to see if we can be of help and do a custom project with you!
            Our Process
            1. Premium Wood Selection
            We hand pick every piece of wood for the most attractive grain patterns and use only premium wood species including Western Red Cedar, Accoya, Douglas Fir, and Siberian Larch (depending on interior/exterior application, etc.)
            2. Deep Charring
            Deep charring is the most important step in achieving our signature 'Char Classic' texture. Adequate charring is also crucial for our 'Burn & Brush' line to ensure the hard grains are fully blackened before brushing.
            [ Note: 'Char Classic' finish skips to step 5 ]
            3. Brushing
            Brushing is the step that scoops out the soft wood in between the hard grains creating a contrasting 'zebra' pattern. These deep grooves show off the natural wood grains creating a satisfying texture. Each board is brushed twice-- once in each direction. 
            4. Staining
            After brushing, a stain can be applied to colour the soft grains while the hard grains stay black for that distinguished shou sugi ban look. Stains can be solid, semi-transparent, or transparent depending on desired finish or interior/exterior application. 
            5. Protective Clear Coat
            Lastly, we apply clear coats to protect it from damage, UV rays, and to prevent your fingers from turning black from char. Various different products are used to seal depending on finish texture and interior vs exterior use. 
            6. Packing & Boxing
            Lastly, we pack the product for safe shipping for your enjoyment :)
            **Coming Soon** We will have our most popular charclad finishes available in default 5' long interior shiplap cladding for ultra fast shipping!
            The #1 Question We Get Asked...
            "Will it flake off and make my fingers black when I touch it?"
            The Answer:
            It Depends.
            The Answer:
            It Depends.
            Here Are Some Reason Why Our Products May Or May Not Flake:
            charclad is a real, authentic, natural wood product and some woods are more fragile than others after the charring process. 
            The finish texture is the biggest factor in flaking. Our Burn & Brush finish won't flake at all as the charry layer has already been scooped away. The peeling will only come from various forms of our Char Classic finish.
            We use different protective coats such as polyurethanes, oils, sealers, and resins depending on the application (interior, exterior, high vs low traffic, etc.) and each has its own unique characteristics.
            Flaking will also depend on the level of maintenance you execute after product purchase/installation/etc. Some of our offerings are completely maintenance free, whereas others may hold their appearances longer with regular care (again, depending on wood species and type of project.)  
            Here's Three Ways To Achieve Our "Char Classic" Look Without Peeling
            1) Denser Wood
            Western Red Cedar is a popular choice in our product line, but it is also one more pron to flaking due to its softness. Our densest option is Accoya wood, where you can still have Char Classic finish with no flaking whatsoever.  
            2) Reburn Finish
            Reburn, is another finish texture to consider for no peeling. This is where the wood has been brushed before charring again but only until all the wood is blackened allowing for both the hard grains to give texture, as well as some natural crackles from the charring process. 
            3) Lesser Charred Finish
            Lastly, we can simply char the wood to a lesser degree.  You may be disappointed with settling for a basic 'blackened' look in attempt to compensate for less flakiness if it's the crackly charred finish you wanted. (The wood may look simply stained without any char crackling, etc.)
            More Frequently Asked Questions
            What is shou sugi ban?
            Shou sugi ban (also known as yakisugi) is an ancient Japanese wood preserving technique performed by charring the outer layer of wood. This process is proven to prevent moisture, rot, insects, or re-combustion from damaging the wood. Traditional practice for this exterior wood protection consists of burning wood followed by oiling as a protecting coat.
            What wood species does charclad use?
            At charclad we only use premium wood and hand pick them ourselves for the most attractive grain patterns. We typically char Western Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir, and Accoya, with Cypress and Siberian Larch available by special order.
            What maintenance schedule is required of charclad products?
            Exterior siding shou sugi ban still remains today on buildings cladded 150+ years ago in Japan. Oil or sealer reapplications are recommended as regular maintenance, however, the Char Classic exterior finish can literally be left after installation as a zero maintenance product.

            Interior wall cladding products should last indefinitely and require nothing more than regular dusting. Flooring would need to be maintained depending on traffic as with any interior wood floor (either re-oiling or polyurethane coats depending on original floor finish.)
            How fast can I expect my order?
            Depending on the size of job, total order volume, and where you are located, you can expect to wait 3-4 weeks for your order. If you have custom colours or a large order, it may take longer to process before shipping/delivery.
            **For interior wall cladding, it is important to budget 1-2 weeks for the wood to climatize in desired room before installation.**
            Does charred wood smell bad?
            Absolutely not! Our premium charred wood have a gentle, charming fragrance-- in fact we get compliments all the time! The wood species we use are far superior to the wood you burn at a typical campfire. Different woods; different aroma.
            How long must I wait after receiving charclad products before installation?
            All charclad products authentic wood pieces-- understand this is a natural material that shrinks and expands in humidity and temperature variance. Exterior products can be installed immediately, whereas interior products must allow for climatization for 1-2 weeks prior to installation for best results. 
            Does charclad provide installation services?
            If you are located in the Ottawa and surrounding area, we are able to provide interior installation at this time. We have partnerships with some local builders and installers for exterior services such as siding, decks, and fences. Each project will be considered on an individual basis to determine the best installation team for the job.
            What is the difference between Char Classic,Burn & Brush,and Reburntextures?
            Our signature 'Char Classic' finish keeps its charred exterior-- almost resembling alligator skin. Our ' Burn & Brush' finishes have been scooped after charring in order to be stained. The hard grains stay black, giving the wood a "tiger stripe" finish. Finally, 'Reburn' is a combination of the other two textures-- the wood gets brushed before charring allowing the grains to literally pop while still getting blackened and some potential crackling as well. *Reburn typically works best with Douglas Fir and Accoya wood*
            How can I order charclad products?
            Simply click on the button to have us contact you and take your order or reach us directly via phone or email. Commonly, people start with purchasing a sample pack to decide on the wood species, texture, and colour before placing an order. You can also visit us at our workshop, but we suggest you call ahead to make sure we're around to meet you in case you visit us while meeting with other clients, doing deliveries, etc. 

            *We are working on getting an online store setup for easy purchase potential.*  

            The charclad Story
            Markian Simon Pergat
            Founder | Shou Sugi Ban Master
            How charclad Came To Be
            After 10 years of seasonal exterior wood restoration, I was looking to expand the business throughout the Canadian winter months. I wanted a better way to protect wood right from the start-- and that's when I discovered shou sugi ban by accident. I fell in love with this natural, and sustainable Japanese method of wood preservation and pursued immediately.
            Shou sugi ban wood charring appeals to me in so many ways... Both practical and lavishing-- wood finishing was always an interest of mine, but this is something infinitely more special than that. It's art.
            People are attracted to beautiful things. Natural, decorative charred wood is one of those things you can’t help but want to be close to. It’s authentic. No two pieces of wood are the same. Shou sugi ban expresses a bold artistic statement without saying a single word.
            The Future Of charclad
            Whether it's an expression of sophistication with a feature wall, or premium low maintenance siding for the outdoors, we are devoted to delivering the absolute best charred wood products.
            Our team continues to work with architects, interior designers, home and business owners to realize truly stimulating charred wood designs for a bold style that can only charclad can provide.
            We are real people who are devoted to helping you make the best purchase decision for your unique needs. Submit the form below or contact us directly to discuss your unique project.
            We are real people who are devoted to helping you make the best purchase decision for your unique needs. 

            Submit the form below or contact us directly to discuss your unique project.
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            3344 Rideau Road
            Unit E1-44
            Ottawa, ON, K1G 3N4
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            3344 Rideau Road
            Unit E1-44
            Ottawa, ON, K1G 3N4
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