What We Offer
Thermally modified wood dates back to the Vikings who discovered the secret to improving the durability of wood naturally.
Thermal Modification Process
The thermal modification process permanently alters the wood, increasing dimensional stability.
Iolani School, Honolulu
Extreme humidity and cost effectiveness are among the reasons VikingWood™ was selected for exteriors of the new residence hall at Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new dormitory provides on-campus living at the international school for the first time since 1959. Exotic hardwoods are often specified in the islands to stand up to the extreme heat and moisture. The VikingWood thermal modification process produces a natural, chemical-free alternative to more expensive woods, such as ipe and teak. With VikingWood, shrinkage and swelling is reduced by five to 15 times. Over the years, it maintains an attractive color without the usual graying experienced with other woods.
VikingWood™ Covered Deck
VikingWood™ is a natural, chemical-free wood that is treated under extremely high temperatures (350 o F+). In the thermal modification process, sugars are cooked away, leaving a safe, green alternative to chemically preserved wood. Available as domestically harvested poplar or ash, this product provides up to a Class 1 exterior durability rating, depending on species. In this covered deck application, the deep, rich-colored wood was milled into flooring at our Cleveland Georgia facility. Attractive and versatile VikingWood sets the tone for an attractive outdoor living space.
VikingWood™ Bar Countertop
The beautiful color produced in the thermal treatment process creates a stunning backdrop for this bar countertop. The thermal modification produces wood with moisture-resistant properties, making VikingWood™ and excellent option for a stylish bar and other interior applications. VikingWood repels moisture at the molecular level and lowers the equilibrium moisture content by 50 to 90 percent. And, because the thermal modification process is chemical-free, it’s safe for indoor use.
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