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Modern Japanese-style house with charred wood siding

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I See For You © Föllmi Photography
Originally appeared in Second to None
on August 17, 2011
Modern Japanese-style house with charred wood siding
Burning the top one-eighth inch of each wood board is a natural way to preserve the timber and (paradoxically) make it fire resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are thus unnecessary. A further plus is the silvery beauty of the charred finish.

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