Sax-Zim welcome center sided with 'thermally modified' aspen
from Duluth NewsTribune
Saw boards out of aspen and stick them on the outside of a house in northern Minnesota and you probably wouldn’t have much in a few years. The stuff would rot and fade and likely not make it through many of our extreme seasons — from cold and dry to hot and humid. But if you “cook” those aspen boards at just the right temperature for just the right time, they can be has hardy as any cedar siding on the market, says Pat Donahue, director of the Market-Oriented Wood Technology Program at the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
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