Need a Wood RX? The Types and Causes of Lumber Decay – and the Cure

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Nearly every natural or organic substance on Earth is prone to eventual decay. Wood is, and has always been, a most beloved building substrate with an intrinsic beauty that reminds us of our origins. Each tree’s unique coloring, grain pattern, and relative strength all lend to the charm of wooden furniture, trim, windows, flooring, and more. However, wood is also subject to factors that can cause an ugly decay. Continue reading