If necessary, we have no qualms with turning up the heat to get our boards all fired up. At temperatures between 190 and 215 degrees centigrade and under special atmospheric conditions. But please don't think we're getting up to some sort of toxic mischief! The entire process involves no chemicals whatsoever and is about as precarious as a nap in the sunshine. Which is actually a good comparison. After all, our boards actually do tan and take on a darker colour shade during thermal treatment. In fact, it is even healthy as the wood gains greater dimensional stability and durability. Hell yeah!
Thermal processing gives the wood a darker hue, greater dimensional stability and a longer life.