Wood & Water – How Moisture Can Be A Major Factor in Wood Selection

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One of the most critical relationships in any wood industry is that of wood and moisture – specifically, the fragile balance of moisture content and relative humidity that helps wood to maintain its shape. Wood is hygroscopic – “hygro” meaning related to water, not “hydro” meaning literally water – which means it will absorb and desorb moisture from the surrounding air. This equalization is a safe, natural process as wood is a natural product, but it can also be problematic – mostly in situations where wood is used as a finished product and high or low moisture of the surrounding air is of concern.

Custom Wood Products – Softwoods or Hardwoods for Your Next Design?

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Choosing hardwoods versus softwoods for your next design can seem like a daunting task, from hardwoods to softwoods, to species and color, the options are endless. At Rulon International, we’re more than just a manufacturer, we’re your trusted experts in the field too. That’s why we work with only the best materials, so you can have the confidence that between …