Having access to a new and innovative product such as thermally modified wood requires continuing education to the North American consumer. Most consumers are not aware of the benefits of thermally treated wood over other traditional non thermally treated wood products such as spruce, pine, douglas fir, western red cedar or southern yellow pine. Thermally […]
We used the Novawood thermally modified wood decking and did an exposure test that ran 4 months beginning at December 1 st, 2015 and ran until April 1st, 2016. The thermally treated wood was not treated with anything and was simply washed down with soap and water when the testing was initiated. As you can […]
Exterior wood siding is making a big comeback in the North American marketplace. Your starting to see it utilized in both exterior and interior walls to help accent the remaining surroundings. Thermally modified wood siding deserves to be considered on many of these projects. Not only is it beautiful but also the process of thermally […]
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The quality of raw material has a significant effect on the quality of the final heat-treated wood product. In principle, all wood species can be heat-treated. However, the parameters used for the process must be optimized separately for each wood species. In Finland, the species used for heat treatment are pine (Pinus sylvestris), spruce (Picea abies), birch (Betula […]
This is a very informative article written by Charles Wardell from Professional Deck Builders Magazine about thermally modified wood with a product overview as a decking alternative to tropical hardwoods like Ipe including an overview of the Pros and Cons associated to the wood. Thermally modified wood, also called heat-treated wood, has been available since […]