Softwood-to-hardwood treatments for hardwood.

Hello all,
If the process used to make this fancy Accoya wood (basically, as I understand it, it pickles softwood to produce a hardwood-like wood which is claimed to be more durable than teak - or so says the promotional bumf) was applied to a hardwood, what sort of material properties would it have? Just curious, like...
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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:03:29 -0700 (PDT), David Paste

Ask Lew. He's our goto guy for epoxies.
Me? I think it's like AGWK. The stuff just doesn't exist in reality.
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Hello Larry, thanks for the reply.
What's AGWK?
I don't think epoxies are involved, it's just wood.
Lew - whaddya thunk?!
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It's hokus pokus time.
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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:35:49 -0700 (PDT), David Paste

The other guys forgot the "Kumbaya", which must be stated after they say "Anthropomorph^H^H^H^H^Hgenic Global Warming" to be aligned with the True Believers' concept. ;)

Most of the wood hardeners are just thin epoxy. Bogosity factor = High, although they will do some surface hardening. NOTHING turns softwood into hardwood. Wood Viagra does not exist. <snicker>
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David Paste wrote:

Wood + resin, not epoxy, acetal I think.
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Which would be Delrin, which would be good luck gluing it.
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Acetylation with acetic anhydride stabilizes the wood. Same acetic anhydride used to convert wood cellulose into celluloid plastic, willow bark into aspirin, and morphine into heroin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetic_anhydride
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Thanks for that. So if it was used on hardwood rather than softwood, would it become some-sort of superwood?!
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That sure sounds like treated wood,aka: PT Pine
http://www.accoya.com/about-accoya /
This looks like a fancy LDL:
http://www.accoya.com/faqs/#1
and of course, the $$$$$ might be a show stopper.
On 9/2/2011 1:03 PM, David Paste wrote:

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Excuse my ignorance, but what is LDL?
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On 9/8/2011 1:38 PM, David Paste wrote:

I believe he meant "LVL" ... laminated veneer lumber.
We use beams made of this material because they can be made up onsite to make a continuous/long beam:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/Framing?authkey=Gv1sRgCM2M672etqm4iAE#5411822082437505858
You can see the components parts in the left foreground.
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Ah ha! OK, cheers, that would make sense - the link provided was to a vehicle bridge made out of the stuff, hence the LVL.

Thanks - interesting stuff!
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On 9/8/2011 10:29 PM, Swingman wrote:

https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/Framing?authkey=Gv1sRgCM2M672etqm4iAE#5411822082437505858
Very interesting build there. A ton of great pictures, until the end. I wanted to see more of finishing the walls, and the finished product. All the way through I was anticipating seeing what they did with the walls... nope.
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