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For a non-chemist, acetylation can be hard to pronounce and does not carry an intuitive meaning. Technically, it identifies a chemical reaction that adds a small group of atoms (called an “acetyl” group) to an existing molecule. But this small change can make a big difference in how molecules operate. A very simple example of [...]
In last year’s ASU Design Studio student Eugene Duclos designed and built a unique bench design using the long-lasting, modified wood product Perennial Wood. Today Eugene’s bench can be found on display in the Boston, MA Innovation District making an appearance as part of the Design Museum Boston’s Street Seats challenge. According to the challenge [...]
KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 24, 2013—Further confirming its sustainability position, Perennial Wood™ recently was named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs, formerly the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. This distinction means that projects incorporating Perennial Wood can earn points towards certification under the National Green Building Standard™. “Becoming a Green [...]
- There are two methods of installing Perennial Wood porch boards. Stainless steel barbed or serrated flooring T (Figure A) or L nails/cleats (Figure B) or 1/2″ crown flooring staples (e.g., Simpson Strong-Tie™ 2” long, 15–16 gauge) (Figure C) or, Through-face fastening with stainless steel wood screws (e.g., Simpson Strong-Tie #7–#8 trim head 2 or [...]
Read the following before installing your Perennial Wood decking with hidden fasteners: Perennial Wood deck board edges are specifically designed to be install with hidden fasteners. Consider using hidden fasteners for a clean, professional look. Hidden fasteners made to fit a 1″ deck board with a groove height of 5/32″ and depth of 7/16″ can [...]
Only stainless steel fasteners and screws should be used when installing Perennial Wood. Only use stainless steel fasteners with Perennial Wood. Do not use corrodible metal fasteners (including galvanized steel) as both damage to Perennial Wood and corrosion of the fastener will occur. Stainless steel fasteners and screws maximize safety, appearance and performance of decking [...]
Each Perennial Wood board is visually inspected with the following guidelines before modification: Tolerance: Medium checks, no larger than 1/32″ wide and 12″ long are acceptable. Face: No more than two checks per board and no closer than 4′ apart. No more than 24″ of total checks per board. Checks must be surface only, no [...]