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Thermory vs. Composite Decking

Date: May 17, 2018 | Category: Design Trends

When it comes time to build or rebuild a deck, homeowners have more options than ever before. With the number of products on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make an incomplete choice.

The choice between a composite deck and a real-wood deck is a combination of priorities, expectations and knowledge. Let’s break it down so you’re armed with all the information you need to make the right choice for your needs. (more…)

The Look Of Reclaimed Wood. The Stability Of Thermory.

Date: May 16, 2018 | Category: Design Trends

You might be reading this article because you love working with reclaimed wood. There’s a lot to love, after all. It’s sustainable, it’s strong, and it looks really beautiful. Or perhaps you’re reading this article because you don’t totally understand the recent trend of barn wood everywhere, and you’re looking for more information. Either way, we’re here to help you learn the pros and cons of reclaimed wood, because you DO have another options. (more…)

Schoolhouse Jealousy: Thermory Shingles Bring A Swedish Schoolhouse To Life

Date: April 13, 2018 | Category: Tried and Trusted

Trollhättan Schoolhouse

Not everyone loves going to school, but this quaint schoolhouse in Sweden has used Thermory shingles to create an intriguing and appealing design sure to make it a little more fun.

When the city of Trollhättan needed to build a new schoolhouse, they wanted to create a special place for their children that was durable, sustainable, safe, and beautiful. Thermory’s thermally-modified exterior products offered all the benefits they desired, and the versatility to bring a unique design to life. (more…)

Helsinki’s new glass-and-wood West Terminal 2

Date: January 23, 2018 | Category: Tried and Trusted, Uncategorized

Since February 2017, the express ferry connection between Helsinki and Tallinn has been grander than ever before. Why? One, because the Tallink shipping company has put a new and larger ferry on the route. Two, the road to the new ship leads through a brand new terminal building! PES Architects was hired to create a comfortable space that allowed travelers to move quickly through the terminal. (more…)

Have you heard about biophilic design?

Date: December 15, 2017 | Category: Design Trends


Trends are often discussed after the fact, just to point out that a particular thing or style is now so widespread that everyone knows and uses it. Occasionally, though, we can bear witness to a moment where you can see the rising of a new star begin.

Biophilic design has somehow managed to introduce itself to the world without much fanfare but is definitely being noticed. Natural curves and repetitions, natural geometry, and materials that call out to be touched make up this unique style. Biophilic design looks for ways to make people feel like they are part of the whole, the natural world, an integral and essential part of which is the contemporary modern environment. (more…)

Thermory in the hands of designers: Frants Seer, KHIS Bathtubs

Date: December 13, 2017 | Category: Thermory Inspiration

Everything around us is in constant movement. We cannot stop time and we don’t really need to, but sometimes it stops on its own; in moments when we see something incredible – a wooden bathtub. The creator of the thermally modified wood bathtub, made of Thermory ash, is designer Frants Seer. His idea, which he first came up with for personal use, has now become global and reached hundreds of homes in Europe and America.

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“The Great Stain Shoot-Out” by PDB

Date: October 17, 2017 | Category: Product Partnerships

Our preferred oil for our ash and pine is Cutek Extreme. Check out the Professional Deck Builder article below that nicely describes an almost 3 year experiment on several different oils to see why we chose this oil!

Two-dozen finishes were applied to six different types of wood decking—here’s what we learned after more than two years. (more…)

Muzeo signage features Thermory® PaCS cladding

Date: September 28, 2017 | Category: Thermory Inspiration

Earlier this year, the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, California became the proud owner of a gorgeous new feature. The artfully designed Muzeo letters not only act as signage for the museum, but have also quickly become a landmark in Orange County. By searching the hashtag, #Muzeo, on social media you’ll find that the project is often photographed and featured – there has even been at least one marriage proposal in front of the feature!

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Why the Emerald Ash Borer is not a threat to Thermory

Date: September 26, 2017 | Category: Lumber Sourcing

There is an invasive pest called the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB) that is killing ash trees across the country. It is a very serious threat and, over time, could kill most ash trees in North America if a cure/remedy is not discovered.

The EAB has been spotted in 13 states so far and is normally spread by the transport of undried firewood from county to county. There are some natural parasites that attack the EAB larva and are being cultivated in hopes that this can reduce the spread of the EAB, and the USDA is working to develop EAB-resistant strains of ash. It is unknown whether either of these remedies will be developed in time to stem the spread of the EAB.

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