Lasting Beauty and lasting impact
The thermal modification process affects wood’s relationship with water by breaking down the hydroxyl groups in the wood and eliminating the bound water, making Arbor Wood less prone to mold, rot, and fungal decay. The wood is also less likely to absorb new moisture and has a reduced equilibrium moisture content, reducing the chance of swelling and shrinking by up to 60%. The lower moisture content reduces the overall weight of the wood and helps support the general workability of Arbor Wood.
Solid & Stable
Dimensional stability is increased as expansion and contraction is reduced by up to 60%.
Less water absorption makes it less susceptible to mold, rot & fungal decay.
Arbor Wood may be glued, painted, or finished similar to standard wood to achieve the desired look for your next project.
Thermally modified wood will have richer tones that extend throughout the entire thickness of each board.
The thermal modification process uses nothing but heat and steam.
A significantly lower moisture content reduces the physical weight of each board for easier handling and installation.
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Resources & downloads
Arbor Wood resources and downloads for architect, designers, & builders.