b'Poplar H ardwoodI ndustrIes , I nc .hardwoodind.comTHERMO1 & BETTER SPECIAL (1&BTR S TT) SKUs: 441BSEPTT(L)TREATEDThermo Treated 1 & Better Special Poplar is a safe, chemical-free, natural alternative to chemicallypreserved wood.Extreme heat and pressure "thermally modifies" the hardwood throughout, permanently altering its chemical and physical properties.Sugars are cooked away, and the moisture content isreduced to a very low 5 to 6%.A sustainable domestically harvested alternative to tropical imports such as Teak and Ipe.1 & Better Special is a unique grade that develops from questionable or poor appearance boards from FAS lumber.We emphasize pulling this grade to improve the value of our Superior grades.Designed for applications that need long and mid-length clear 2 face, and clear 1 face cuttings.1 & Better Special grades NHLA S/B or #1C after H/M surfacing.The following specs improve or clarify H.I. brand vs. NHLA standards: Sap:No specification.Splits: No restriction.Dimensions: Width 3" and wider, Length 6\' to 16\'.Stain: Allowed without limit. Manufacturing: Not more than 1" of bow, side-bend, wave,Color: Variation allowed.or twist in 8\' of length.Trim backs: No specification.Front BackH ardwoodI ndustrIes , I nc . www.hardwoodind.com'