Furfurylated Wood Modification: Beauty & Performance in Wood
Wood is a versatile building material that must be protected from exposure to moisture, pests, fungi, and molds. Tropical hardwoods are naturally durable, but unsustainable logging practices threaten their availability and the health of old growth forests. This course discusses Furfurylated Wood Modification, one method of changing the physical characteristics of fast growing wood to resemble tropical hardwood.
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Describe the difference between thermal modification and chemical modification of wood.
Recall the principles of chemical modification of wood.
Describe and compare the differences between acetylated wood and furfurylated wood.
Describe the durability, appearance, dimensional stability, and strength of furfurylated wood.
Identify appropriate applications for furfurylated wood.
Describe key environmental benefits of furfurylated wood.
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