Thermally modified wood makes its entrance into violin making
ThermalWood Canada, a New Brunswick-based supplier of thermally modified wood, recently ventured into the world of ebony alternatives for guitar fingerboards. Now it has turned its attention to the violin making world. The company’s flagship product is a range of thermally modified hardwoods usually used for, among other things, decking and flooring. The wood is heated at high temperatures to stabilise its molecular structure. This makes it less susceptible to external conditions such as changing moisture levels, which is especially useful in the realm of stringed instruments…
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