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 […]
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. […]
Opportunities are expanding for alternative environmentally friendly wood materials being used in the construction marketplace both in the United States and Canada and one such wood technology called “thermal modification” is gaining it’s fair share of attention. Recently at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) convention and trade show in Minneapolis thermally modified wood made […]
The limitations placed on exterior wood furniture just improved with the introduction of thermally modified wood. No longer do woodworkers need to consider the woods performance due to rot, mold and decay and best of all its the most dimensional stable natural wood product available without doubt, even over traditionally used tropical hardwoods. When building […]