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    Any of you folks seen this stuff yet?

    It is called Roasted Hardwood or Bois Torriefie. I found a reference to it at goodfellowinc.com , they are based out of montreal with a few US locations.

    It is called "roasted hardwood" due to the drying process and comes in either soft maple or yellow birch, but has the colour of walnut. Supposedly the color is throught the wood. i'm curious if the roasting process does anything to the structural integrity of the wood or if the coloring is a "carmelization" of the sugars in the wood???

    Anyone??
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

  • #2
    Haven't seen it, but those are all good questions to be asking.

    If they are a french company, shouldn't it be fried hardwood ? <wink>
    Jeff Powell

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    • #3
      Originally posted by workin for wood

      If they are a french company, shouldn't it be fried hardwood ? <wink>
      Fried!!! Now thats what the turkey fryer can be used for...thanks Jeff you're the best!

      Barry, if I told you they had exotic wood on the moon something tells me you would have already known about and made a few projects from it to boot.
      Todd

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      • #4
        more info....

        Okay, found some more info out at http://curiouswoods.com/wood--Roasted-Hardwood--RH:

        "Roasted Hardwood (Mix of Soft Maple & Yellow Birch)

        Our new product, roasted hardwood, is made by soft maple and/or yellow birch heated to very high temperatures in a vacuum condition. The hardwood is then rehumidified in order to achieve a uniformly colored material. This achieves levels of greater consistency and dimensional stability. The resultant color (coffee) is similar to one of Black Walnut but the price is less expensive. The uniform color is consistently throughout the boards. This allows for easily matched panels. Keep in mind, heating and rehumidification not only results in increased dimensional stability versus conventional kiln dried hardwood, but this process is also 100% ecological chemical free with no by-products to dispose of. At this time, Curious Woods stocks the boards in 4/4 sanded two sides and ripped on one edge. FAS grade.

        Common Uses: Can be used for anything you would use other hardwood boards for such as, flooring - furniture - moldings - doors and any other projects where a fine hardwood is needed. When Walnut is called for, try Roasted Hardwood. There will be no sapwood problems. The entire piece will work. This means little or no waste!

        Working Properties: Roasted Hardwood is more stable. It is easy machined and milled. The process even increases the finished hardness. Because of the uniform color throughout, matching the boards is no problem.

        Common Name: Roasted Hardwood (Mix of Soft Maple and Yellow Birch)

        Botanical Classification: Acer rubrum and Betula alleghoniensis
        Family: Aceraceae and Betulaceae

        Average Dried Weight: 35 to 44 lb/ft.

        Average Specific Gravity: .54 to .71 "

        Price: $3.85
        ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

        D. Platt

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        • #5
          Hey I've got a piece of that - a sample from the place I get my wood. I haven't tried cutting it yet but it does look pretty much like walnut ...
          Ian

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