Hardening of wood
Rowell, Roger M. Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Chemical impregnation
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Wood is a very versatile biomaterial. It is used in construction because of its availability, sustainability, strength, and low cost, and in furniture because of its warmth and beauty. For many applications, wood is used without any modification. In some cases, however, there is a need to improve its performance properties to compete with other higher performing and more expensive materials.
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