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The last few weeks have provided information about pulling pigments from fungus with the intent to use them to dye products, eventually in industrial applications. (You can click these links to see...
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OSU professor Sara C. Robinson has been telling us about her research into “spalting.” (See Part 1 and Part 2 of our posts so far with Sara.) Sara, as noted, I’ve always associated spalting...
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We’re talking about natural pigments pulled from funky fungi with OSU professor Sara C. Robinson (read Part 1 of our talk here) and she’s got an idea to put more fungus in the wood…. Fungus is...
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She’s telling me that she wants to add mold and fungus to my wood floors? I must not be hearing this right! But apparently Oregon State University professor Sara C. Robinson thinks this could be...
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Last week was spent in St. Louis (my first time there) at the NWFA Expo. My congrats and my thanks to the entire staff for a great event—well organized, fun and informative. Here are a few shots...
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So I’ve been talking standards these last few weeks—ASTM and ANSI, etc. I noted in the ASTM post that these standards are often old and outdated. It is very important we regularly check our...
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ANSI is short for the American National Standards Institute and is often mixed up with the subject of last week’s blog, ASTM. It has also become something of a generic term for a standard. The ANS...
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The last two posts discussed the idea of testing engineered flooring at Oregon State University. If we can get that program established, some of the tests we will apply will likely be ASTM tests. So,
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I think this is important enough issue that I’m going to spend this week’s blog redirecting you to last week’s post about testing engineered flooring. I found it interesting that the tests...
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I’ve been talking to Scott Leavengood, who did the wonderful guest blog series on wood hardness. (If you missed them, the series starts here with a look at Janka.) Scott and I were discussing the...
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