KEYSTONE WOOD SPECIALTIES has introduced Thermally Modified Wood, wood that is dried in specially designed kilns, at temperatures in excess of 400 F, in an oxygen-deprived atmosphere.
Steam is introduced at planned intervals to control stability and final moisture content. According to the company, the result is a superior alternative to pressure-treated wood. Contact: Keystone Wood Specialties. Tel: 717-299-6288. www.keystonewood.com
This article originally appeared in the August 2010 issue.