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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Due to it’s enhanced durability, dimensional stability, and good appearance, thermally-treated wood has been utilized for many years in Europe for indoor and outdoor applications. When thermally modified wood was first introduced to North America the main focus for its use in the construction marketplace was for the decking and siding sector. Because of the […]
I received some samples of thermally modified wood and proceeded to test them for water absorption as I had been told that properly dried thermally modified wood will not allow active water to remain in the wood like other non-thermally modified wood products which in theory should make the thermally modified wood more stable and […]
Expert opinions suggest that when you thermally modify wood it increases the durability rating of the wood significantly. Test reports on wood that has been thermally modified wood using North American Ash are given much better durability ratings compared to other wood species that have not been thermally modified. Durability is one of the key […]