Understanding modified wood
In This Series
Gordon Ewbank reports on modified wood technologies.
Article from Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook
An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...
Defined as wood which has been treated with a chemical, biological or physical agent to enhance its performance, Modified wood products (MWPs) are an area of almost constant change, with new techniques being developed all the time.
The seemingly unrelenting changes and improvements in MWPs make the need for...
Is modified wood always the right choice? Peter Kaczmar recognises the benefits of modified woods, however he is quick to warn against potential pitfalls.
In this article, he urges specifiers to insist on testing which is relevant to their proposed application to make sure they specify the right timber...