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November 1, 2016

Where can I buy North American thermally modified lumber?

I recently visited a North American sawmill located in the Province of Ontario, the company name was Cherry Forest Products. Apparently they are one of Ontario’s […]
October 2, 2016

Water Absorption and Stability Test on Thermally Modified Wood

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 […]
August 26, 2016

What is torrefied wood?

The technology consists of heating the wood at a very high temperature (from 190 C to 240 C), in a torrefaction kiln (autoclave) at controlled atmosphere […]
July 31, 2016

Can I get thermally modified wood FSC certified for LEED building?

The short answer is yes. I found a supplier in Canada, Cherry Forest Products, which distributes to both Canada and the United States and their thermally […]
July 6, 2016

Specialty Forest Products distributor of thermally modified wood gets retailers opinions.

Had the pleasure of recently traveling the roadways of Washington and Montana State with two of Specialty Forest Products salespeople. The purpose of my trip was […]
June 12, 2016

What product should I use to glue thermally modified wood.

I was wondering that exact same thing until I came across a product called ProBond Max. It works great and is readily available here in the […]
June 8, 2016

Application of Cutek Extreme on Thermally Modified Woods.

The roasting & steam process creates a very appealing initial look to woods.  However, these woods will now silver in record time, are far more brittle, […]
May 18, 2016

Improper wood preparation and over applying stains could pose an issue with thermally modified wood.

It has come to light recently that the extremely fine milling process used in the manufacture of thermally modified woods creates such a smooth surface that […]
May 13, 2016

Thermally Modified Wood and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

WUI or what they call “Wildland Urban Interface” is a regulation that requires building products to comply with specific standards when used in the Wildland Urban Interface […]