Thermally modified wood is designed by using special kilns, which essentially bake the wood at high temperatures to decompose the food sources naturally found in wood and remove much of the moisture needed for fungi and micro-organisms to grow. Thermally modified woods have unique features and are categorized based on a specific treatment temperature. Here are a few of their features:
- Dimensional Stability is acheived because of the decrease in absorptive qualities and lower equilibrium mositure content.
- Color and Apperance is an attractive golden brown.
- Resin is almost fully removed.
- Fire Resistance is the same as non treated wood and is fire class D.
- Resistance to insect attack and termites is significantly increased when compared to non treated.
- Environmental Purity is acheived since no chemicals are used in the production (may also be eligible for LEED credits).
- Weather Resistant - it will start to grey without coaing in about 1 summer.
- Ground Contact is okay except in deep ground applications where structural support is
There are two types, S & D.
Furniture, Mouldings, Fixtures, Flooring and Cabinets
Poplar - siding, exterior mouldings, soffit & fascia.
Pine - Horse barns, siding, fencing, decking & garden furniture.
*Not stocked - Special Order