It’s no longer just an occasional occurrence. Wildfires are more frequent and come with more intensity then ever before. Millions of families have lost their homes to this devastating trend. Its literally a “scorched earth” scenario when these fires complete their destruction. Fourteen of the 20 most destructive fires in California history have occurred since […]
Expanded uses keep progressing with thermally modified wood. Active Playground Equipment recently developed a line of “Natural Products” incorporating our thermally modified pine decking. Owners, Ben and Andrew Pins wanted to provide their clients a chemical free and environmentally responsible line of site furnishings incorporating the thermally treated pine species. When they contacted us they […]
Installing wood siding does not need to be over thought and we can appreciate professional installers various installation approaches based on the type of material being used and the buildings exterior differences. The following are some general guidelines in helping avoid possible problems after the installation has been completed utilizing the rain-screen installation method. Caulking […]
When you thermally modify wood the mechanical and acoustical properties of the wood are altered. Due to this there is a new industry emerging in the musical instrument manufacturing business utilizing thermally modified wood. A common thread manufacturers have been commenting on is that thermally modified wood helps project a vintage-like tone to the instrument […]
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 […]