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September 30, 2020

Trusting the reliability of online information.

Trusting online information as to whether it’s reliable can sometimes seem overwhelming. Social media and other online platforms have gotten better at demanding the information posted […]
March 4, 2020

Architectural finishes for wood. What to consider early in the design phase.

In my continuing pursuit to seek out wood finishes that perform to my customers expectations when applied to our thermally modified wood I thought it would […]
August 1, 2019

Thermally Treated European Pine.

This species creates a nice appearance to the exterior of your home. Available in both premium and knotty grade it provides an appealing option for various […]
April 2, 2019

Thermally Modified Wood draws attention at 2019 International Builders Show

Las Vegas was the host city for the 2019 International Builder Show. Visitors from across North America and many other countries attended the three day exhibition. […]
March 6, 2019

Urban Wood Forum. A peak into the future of wood structures in urban centers.

I had the pleasure of attending a discussion forum on the advancement of wood structures being specified in urban areas such as the City of Toronto. […]
February 5, 2019

Its Music to My Ears! Thermally Modified Wood for use in Musical Instruments.

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 […]
December 3, 2018

What to consider when choosing wood over other siding options.

Wood siding has been a favorite for specification by Architects for many years. You could say that it’s the grandpa of architecture. Mainly installed with a […]
November 1, 2018

Thermal Modification vs Torrefaction. Are there similarities?

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 […]
August 30, 2018

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 […]