New Products at Hollingsworth Lumber
Thermally modified Wood
Thermally modified wood is a type of wood that has been treated with heat to improve its durability, dimensional stability, and resistance to decay and insect attack. The heat treatment process causes changes in the chemical structure of the wood, making it more resistant to moisture and pests. This type of treatment is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to treated wood, as it does not use any harmful chemicals.
The process of this modification is gradually heating any species of lumber to temperatures of 410-450 degrees fahrenheit in a special chamber that has had the oxygen completely removed from the system. These conditions are needed to prevent the wood from combusting, which takes place at temperatures over 300 degrees fahrenheit. Some benefits of this modification would be:
Thermally modified wood is available in a variety of different types of wood, including pine, spruce, fir, and hardwoods such as oak, maple, walnut, and poplar. This modified wood is perfect for decking, fencing, siding, and furniture. Right now, Hollingsworth Lumber has ash, poplar, and red oak that is thermally modified. Call us today for more information!
We do custom millwork, can router edges, and will re-saw. We have stock trim pieces but can also create almost any profile. Other millwork capabilities include, but are not limited to, production of hardwood flooring, interior doors, and exterior wood siding. We also offer sanding, surfacing, and straight line ripping. We offer a wood CNC service as well.