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.

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FAQ #3: Can Your Wood Products Be Used On Exterior Areas?

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Our custom wood products can be used on exterior areas, but due to the longevity of the product life cycle, we recommend that the product not be directly exposed to UV or weather conditions. Because of this, you’ll often see our wood product installed on a canopy or porte cochere. While all of our wood products are sturdy and high-quality, …

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 …