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Can I get thermally modified wood FSC certified for LEED building?

The short answer is yes. I found a supplier in Canada, Cherry Forest Products, which distributes to both Canada and the United States and their thermally modified wood decking and siding products are FSC Certified and they provided me proof of their certification by showing me their current certificate which is issued by the Forest […]

Installing Thermally Modified Wood Siding.

Thermally modified wood siding can be fastened using different installation methods but I suggest that you follow the manufacturers recommended installation guidelines. I recently visited a job site in Burlington, Ontario where the contractor was installing the thermally modified wood siding on a private residence and the contractors took some time to explain their installation […]

Penofin for Thermally Modified Wood will prevent greying for up to 2 years

Penofin® for Thermally Modified Wood is a deep-penetrating, acrylic stain delivering unmatched durability and protection from weathering. Penofin for Thermally Modified Wood is designed to provide a protective water and UV resistant coating that preserves the rich exotic color of thermally modified wood. Penofin for Thermally Modified Wood will prevent greying for up to 2 […]

Testing of thermally modified wood plays an important role.

One should not overlook the fact that to properly bring a product to the marketplace it needs to be tested not only once but several times over and on a continual basis. With a natural wood product the requirement for testing is even greater. Thermally modified wood was introduced and developed to eliminate some of […]

Lunch and Learns with Professional Specifiers help them understand thermally modified wood.

Like any product in the construction marketplace it needs to be properly explained so the product can have the opportunity to be specified into construction projects. Thermally modified wood is no different and when the opportunity presents itself CFP Cladding & Decking staff are more than happy to provide learning seminars with the professional specifiers. […]

Specialty Forest Products distributor of thermally modified wood gets retailers opinions.

Had the pleasure of recently traveling the roadways of Washington and Montana State with two of Specialty Forest Products salespeople. The purpose of my trip was to listen to what Specialty Forest Products dealer customers had to say about thermally modified wood products and how the product would be received in the eyes of the […]

What product should I use to glue thermally modified wood.

I was wondering that exact same thing until I came across a product called ProBond Max. It works great and is readily available here in the Canadian marketplace. I picked up my bottle at my local Home Hardware store. Gluing thermally modified wood can pose some issues. I found that the processing time needed for […]

Application of Cutek Extreme Clear Coat on Thermally Modified Wood

Unusual wear patterns have been observed on thermally modified woods which are not typical of Cutek wear on regular woods. We are still not sure why pigment has not adhered in some areas, but the usual fade/wear pattern is not apparent.   It also appears that when too much coating/pigment has been applied, the result is […]

Why use end sealer on thermally treated wood.

Thermally treated wood products are made from several species of wood. One common species used in thermal modification is North American White Ash as this species is very easy to work with when it comes to installing either the decking or siding products. Ash is considered a joinery wood and is used commonly in the […]

Hardwood siding installation using thermally modified wood.

What you can learn from a few professionals while working along side them can be beneficial no matter how inept one may feel to the task at hand. The opportunity presented itself so I jumped at it and was very surprised that what you see from the outside of a finished home is often meticulously […]