Heat treatment of wood is a process that involves the use of heat to modify the physical and chemical properties of wood. It is used to improve the durability, strength, and stability of the wood. Heat treatment is also used to reduce the moisture content in wood, making it more resistant to decay and insect attack. Heat treatment can also be used to change the color and texture of wood, making it more aesthetically pleasing. By using heat treatment, we can ensure that our wooden products are safe and durable for a long period of time. Wood is susceptible to deterioration, breakdown, and decay as a result of exposure to many sources of external stresses. These stresses may come from outdoor conditions such as weathering and insect attack, or they may be caused by the physical and chemical properties of the wood itself. For example, in a humid atmosphere wood cells can easily absorb water causing swelling that increases the size of each cell. This swollen state increases the susceptibility to decay because there is more surface area for food (bacteria) to grow on. In addition, moisture content changes in dry environments can cause warping which makes it difficult for trees with grain oriented
Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the construction and furniture industries. However it is subject to moisture changes, which can lead to swelling, shrinkage, and warping if not managed properly. The key to preserving wood is understanding its moisture content and how it changes with environmental conditions. Understanding wood humidity is essential for ensuring that your projects are durable and long-lasting.
How many types of wood exist?
Wood is an essential material in many aspects of our lives, from construction to furniture to art. It has been used for centuries and is still a popular choice today. As a result, it is important for us to understand the various types of wood that are available and how they can be used.
There are four main types of wood: hardwood, softwood, plywood and solid wood. Hardwoods are the most commonly used in construction and furniture building because they can be easily worked into shapes such as slats, boards or beams. Hardwoods include oak, maple, mahogany and pine. Softwoods are less common in construction and furniture building because they do not have as many desirable properties as hardwoods but offer higher strength to weight ratios than plywood or solid wood. Common softwoods include cedar, cypress and Douglas fir. Plywood is composed of layers of different types of woods glued together. Lightweight, strong and inexpensive, plywood is widely used for building furniture and boxes. It is also sometimes used for interior walls and ceilings. Solid wood comes from the term “solid wood” which refers to a tree or a log that has not been cut into pieces with grooves (“splits”) or other patterns.Its lumber can then be planed or squared off to create solid pieces of wood that can be two dimensional surfaces such as boards or panels.
Every types of wood (hardwood, softwood, plywood or solid wood) need of heat treatment to improve durability, strength, and stability. WDE Maspell is an italian brand synonymous with vacuum wood drying since 1962 and with high-temperature thermal vacuum treatments since 2010. Experience and expertise, combined with a genuine passion for wood, have earned to the technologies of the brand an impressive reputation.