Its a question that gets asked of me on a frequent basis. Torrefaction of wood dates back to the Second World War. The technology was created to assist in converting biomass into a coal-like material to help achieve better fuel quality for combustion. Once biomass is torrefied it becomes dense and was commonly converted into […]
Thermal modification, which is an emerging, chemical-free technology in the U.S., can add substantial value to wood.
The forest products industry is vital to the economic health of many regions of the U.S.; however, in many areas wood harvest volumes remain well below sustainable harvest levels, leading to some negative, cascading effects across the industry, such as lower economic returns from forest land and increased wildfire hazards. One way to incentivize increased […]
At BUILD By Ben and H. Bee Architecture, our interests are aligned in finding new materials to work with and incorporate into our work.
Finding unique products to work and design with in any industry is an exciting and energizing discovery. It gives a renewed style and function that you can integrate into old ideas giving them new life, or to start fresh with and create a new direction of style all together. At BUILD By Ben and H. […]
Look no further. If you want to create a lasting impression on your wall or ceiling that will surely grab your guests attention your search is over. These wall tiles are truly unique in style and elegance. Hand crafted from North American Ash that has been thermally modified these tiles will exceed your next creative […]
For those of us involved in the thermally modified wood industry continuing education and contribution of your time and expertise is key in advancing the awareness of thermally modified wood here in North America. Becoming an active member of AWPA allows us an opportunity to be involved in the process of standardization that will be […]
Like all exterior wood products as the wood is exposed to the ultraviolet light it begins to breakdown the woods natural color and the wood begins to fade and then grey. All natural species of woods such as Ipe, Western Red Cedar, Pine, Douglas Fir ,including thermally modified wood, will naturally grey over time if […]
After several months and exhaustive testing administered by an approved California State independent lab, Cherry Forest Products and the companies Thermally Modified Ash achieved listing status under the wood decking and siding categories approved to be listed on the BML (Building Materials Listing) section under direction of the California State Fire Marshal’ office. The department […]
Ottawa Wood Conference draws professional specifiers attention towards building with sustainable wood.
The 2018 Ottawa Wood Conference held at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa drew over 200+ architects, engineers, building officials and other members of the design community. The Ottawa conference is fast becoming the premiere event for wood education. At this years event there was several exhibitors that were showcasing wood products that could result […]
CFPWoods would like to thank everyone for stopping by their booth at this years show. This was year # three as an exhibitor at IBS and we found the response and interest to our thermally modified wood products to be even greater. New at this years show was the introduction of our interior wall tiles […]