Building a home with the intent of reaching a net zero energy balance and low environmental impact as much as possible in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The first of the carbonized wood decking!
Here are the first four pieces that our neighbour David made for our roof deck. David is planing down rough-hewn 1x6 and 2x4 lumber to create 3'x3' squares. It looks awesome! The colour is a nice medium brown too- we'll see how it weathers, stains, and fades. We are working with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures to test the durability of the heat-treated wood and hopefully make the case for a market for this material in Alberta!