• What is it?

    Modification of wood is a treatment process that changes the chemical structure of the wood from the surface to the core, thereby altering the wood’s physical properties. The results are improved durability, enhanced stable mechanical properties and aesthetics, and reduced movement such as cupping, checking, opening of joints and premature failure of coatings. Rhino Wood is not identified as a food source by wood destroying insects.

  • How do we do it?

    Step 1 - Thermal wood modification:
    Thermal modification occurs when wood is altered at a molecular level through a process of heating the wood to extreme temperatures for several hours or days. Thermally modified wood is less susceptible to damp, meaning less decay and fungi, and is more dimensionally stable. The treatment process can enhance the wood’s rich brown colour.

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    How do we do it?

    Step 1 - Thermal wood modification:
    Thermal modification occurs when wood is altered at a molecular level through a process of heating the wood to extreme temperatures for several hours or days. Thermally modified wood is less susceptible to damp, meaning less decay and fungi, and is more dimensionally stable. The treatment process can enhance the wood’s rich brown colour.

    Step 2 - Impregnation technologies:
    The impregnation process is modification at a microscopic level. Voids within the cells of the wood are filled through a pressure process, increasing the wood’s hardness and decreasing susceptibility to moisture, leading to improved dimensional stability. Impregnation increases the wood’s density and strength, and can cause a slight colour change that enhances the wood’s appearance.

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  • Why do we make Rhino Wood?

    Rhino Wood is the environmental, social and economical solution to the long-term future of wood and its application in our world. Diminishing rain forests means hard, exotic woods have become costly and limited in supply. Yet our demand for wood is only increasing.

    Continued development of sustainable forests is a solution that allows us to renew this precious...

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    Why do we make Rhino Wood?

    Rhino Wood is the environmental, social and economical solution to the long-term future of wood and its application in our world. Diminishing rain forests means hard, exotic woods have become costly and limited in supply. Yet our demand for wood is only increasing.

    Continued development of sustainable forests is a solution that allows us to renew this precious resource. However, the soft woods that these forests yield, lack the physical properties that provide the strength and durability of hard woods. To continue growing, building and manufacturing far into our future, we need the next generation of wood that is not only durable, but also sustainable. Rhino Wood is a sustainable wood that, through a specialised treatment process, has the dimensional stability and physical properties of a hard wood, making it a far superior product to its original form. Rhino Wood is strong, durable and maintains its appearance even in the harshest of outdoor environments, without maintenance or any harmful chemicals added.

    Our wood is tested and certified, and our controlled treatment process ensures durability and a stable wood composition that has applications ranging from simple decking to vast commercial structures. Zero-toxicity makes Rhino Wood unique to other treated timber products that use oils and dangerous chemicals alien to the wood. Being sourced from sustainable forests, our wood leaves plastics, steel and concrete commonly used as building materials in yesterday's era.

    Rhino Wood is real wood for people uncompromising on quality, but who care about the impact they have on the environment. By using Rhino Wood you’re building tomorrow’s cities, growing sustainable plantations and protecting our rain forests for future generations.

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Rhino Wood is the environmental, social and economical solution to the long-term future of wood and its application in our world.

What is Rhino Wood?

Patented Process Flow

  • Sustainably sourced South African pine

  • Thermal heat treatment

  • Pressure impregnation

  • Rhino Wood