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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.

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