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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/28/2013, 12:23 pm

Has anyone heard of pressure cooked wood?

I just received a call from a guy who sells hardwood and he asked if I'd ever heard of cooked wood. No, I haven't.

He says that they take poplar and ash and put it in a kiln at 400 degrees, remove the oxygen and do this for two weeks. The wood is then resistant to moisture and pests and there are NO chemicals involved.

SOOOOO I was wondering if anyone has heard about this or used it?

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Post  camprn on 2/28/2013, 12:32 pm

I think all of the 'pressure treated' is 'cooked' in huge pressure chambers where the chemicals are driven into the wood under pressure.




And then there is kiln dried. Don't know if it's cooked though.


And then there's this, mentions vacutherm dryer.
http://www.timberlinemag.com/articledatabase/view.asp?articleID=3705

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/5285/Vacuum_Drying_ocr.pdf?sequence=1

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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/28/2013, 2:11 pm

This is put under pressure to drive the oxygen out but NOT treated with chemicals. Apparently it's a fairly new technique.

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Post  camprn on 2/28/2013, 2:15 pm

@sfg4uKim wrote:This is put under pressure to drive the oxygen out but NOT treated with chemicals. Apparently it's a fairly new technique.
Yup, understood, that's what the last two links are about.

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