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Forum topic by Redoak49 posted 12-10-2014 03:44 PM 597 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Redoak49

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12-10-2014 03:44 PM

I got a plan for a toy dump truck and it showed using thermally treated or heat treated wood. If done right, it can darken a wood anywhere from a light caramel to almost a dark brown.

Has anyone have any experience either heat treating wood or working with heat treated wood.

I read some articles about the commercial heat treatment and they use a couple of different furnaces including a vacuum furnace and others a combination of steam and heat. The toy dump truck website just said to use an oven a 400°F for 30-60 minutes.

I concerns about cutting this wood, glueing it and even finishing it as it will come out of the oven with zero moisture. I probably would have to let it re-adjust to some moisture level.

I am hoping that someone has some helpful ideas about this. Worst case is that I will need to make some pieces of a couple of kinds of wood and try the heat treatment with some variation in time. I do have some concerns about using my wife’s oven.


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#1 posted 12-17-2014 05:31 PM

Here is an article which may be of some help.

The treating process is done before you use the wood which changes the properties, some pros and some cons.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 05:45 PM

I’ve used heat treated poplar, it turned brown and looked like a light walnut. (I have a pic if interested).
Never done it in the oven though.

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 05:51 PM

Here is another Link for information.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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