What is thermally modified wood?

Thermally-modified wood may be the first truly green lumber resource that performs better and costs less than the alternative wood species and substitute products developed to replace wood. The Cambia thermal modification process uses high heat in a controlled atmosphere to improve the durability of the wood as well as to increase its dimensional stability. We achieve a deep, natural color in our special drying process that provides a rich finished product that looks exotic without hurting the environment.

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Exotic wood

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Cambia thermally modified wood

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Why should I use it?

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Decay Resistant - Cambia thermally-modified wood no longer contains sufficient nutrients to support insect infestation or fungal attack.

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No toxic chemicals are used in our thermal modification process.

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Increased Dimensional Stability: Cambia is less susceptible to cupping and warping with changes in relative humidity.

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Cambia is available as FSC Mix Credit.

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Cambia is produced from hardwoods that are harvested from North American temperate forests.

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Enhanced Appearance: The Cambia process gives wood a rich chocolate color that when finished, highlights the natural beauty of the wood grain.

Both our thermally modified poplar and ash have achieved a Class I durability rating according to EU standards through testing completed at the Institut fuer Holztechnologie in Dresden , Germany.

Class I Durability Rating for Poplar Class I Durability Rating for Ash