Credit: Mike Morgan

Kebony is a high-performance wood modified by Kebonization, a process that impregnates wood with furfuryl alcohol, a byproduct of the sugar industry. The wood is heated to the point that the alcohol polymerizes, increasing the density of the wood to make it harder. Available species include pine, spruce, oak, beech, and maple. The wood can be used for cladding and decking applications. •