Thermally modified lumber is wood that has been through a natural, non-toxic process that “cooks” the wood, changing the make-up of the wood. Wood is heated in 400+ degree heat in an oxygen-free environment. Thermal modification uses heat to remove organic compounds from the wood cells, so it will not absorb water, expand, contract, or provide nourishment for insects or fungi.
- Decay Resistant: thermally-modified wood no longer contains sufficient nutrients to support insect infestation or fungal attack.
- Dimentionally Stable: thermally-modified wood is less susceptible to cupping and warping with changes in relative humidity.
- Durable: when maintained properly, it will not chip, rot, or warp over the years.
- Lightweight: Because the wood is not absorbing chemicals to be treated, but rather removing moisture, the wood is lightweight.
- Aesthetically Pleasing: the heat process gives the lighter colored wood a rich, deep brown appearance that gives it an unexpected tropical look.
- Environmentally Friendly: No Petro Chemicals; great alternative to tropical hardwoods from endangered rainforests.
Thermally modified lumber is ideal for siding, decking, architectural millwork, cabinetry, furniture, flooring, paneling, trim, and much more. It is available is a variety of lengths and thicknesses, rough or surfaced, random width, pulled width, or ripped to width.
Sample products available:
#81012 393′ 15/16″ Cambia Ash 8-12′ Lengths
#84501 924′ 15/16″ Cambia Thermal Soft Maple 8-12′ Lengths
#85404 2249′ 15/16″ Cambia Thermal Yellow Poplar 8-12′ Lengths