Eco-Friendly Wood - What Does ‘Green’ Mean?

By Wood Haven | June 11, 2020

Category: Wood

Wood Haven is working hard to make sure the material you purchase is as eco-friendly… as possible. We push species that grow in amazing abundance right here in America or are responsibly harvested in other parts of the world. However, we also value transparency and if it is from a farmed source we want you to know that and we won’t ever call it 100% “green” or “eco-friendly”!

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The Benefits of Kiln Dried Wood

By Wood Haven | May 05, 2020

Category: Wood

Kiln dried wood refers to any species of wood that has been kiln dried in a large commercial oven (kiln). With a kiln, you can control the environment such as temperature, humidity, and steam levels for a set period of time. This allows you to dry wood to the desired moisture content faster than air-drying.

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Shou Sugi Ban: Is it Waterproof?

By Austin Delmond | October 28, 2020

Category: Wood

I wish it was true! The short answer is that Shou Sugi Ban does not waterproof wood on its own, charring wood does not make it waterproof. That said, you can still treat Shou Sugi Ban to be more water resistant so it is protected and longer-lasting - while maintaining its unique appearance.

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Sustainable Domestic Lumber from America

By Austin Delmond | October 28, 2020

Category: Wood

With our passion for eco-friendly wood construction, we often get questions if a certain wood species we carry at Wood Haven is ‘sustainable’ (read why we don’t love that term). Is it certified? licensed? inspected? etc. Many of our wood species are available as FSC certified, but we also go beyond a sticker or tag and learn about not just the wood and its source - but the team harvesting & distributing it.

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