We would LOVE to replace the vinyl siding someday and look in longing at all the other houses on the street with the beautiful pin stripe Eichler Wood Siding and original beam trim. I came across this Japanese technique for charring wood, making it resistent to rot, pests and ironically, fire. I could envision this look with some pop of color accents. I know it's not original Eichler Siding, but it is natural wood and environmentally friendly (no chemically treated wood).
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