Thermally modified wood has some hidden secrets that need to be brought to the surface. Once wood is thermally modified it changes it’s genetic makeup but also transforms the woods internal color. At a specific point during modification when temperatures reach specific levels the woods lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose are effected which darkens the wood’s […]
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 […]