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Thermo wood

About craft and material

The advantages of thermally modified wood have been known for a very long time. Centuries ago, wood hardened by heat in the absence of oxygen (a process known as pyrolysis) was used as a construction material. Nowadays, the use of thermally modified wood extends from its traditional application as a building material for saunas and is spred to production of terraces and outdoor

Selected beech wood undergoes a three-stage modification process using steam. It is an environmentally friendly method not dependent on use of chemicals which makes the material more stable, with improved biological resistance against some microorganisms and insects. Additionally, shrinking and swelling of the wood is also reduced. As a result of this process, its colour becomes deeper and the wood obtains a caramel smell giving objects a sophisticated character.