The effects of aging in wood in term of physical, mechanical and chemical degradation has been studied first by Jiro Kohara  and more recently by Erhardt et al. [2-3] and Obataya . It has been observed that similar degradation can be found in thermo-hydro (TH) tre... View more
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Obataya, Eiichi (2007): Characteristics of aged wood and Japanese traditional coating technology for wood protection, in: Acte de la journée d'étude Conserver Aujourd`hui: Les "Vieillissements" du Bois, Cité de la musique, pp. 26-44.