Frøslev Abodo

Frøslev Abodo is thermally treated, New Zealand pine which is, in principle, knotless, has vivid wood grains and a beautiful, warm colour which patinates over time into a pretty, silver-grey shade. The wood grows in record time and therefore absorbs up to three times as much CO2 as Nordic pine. The thermal treatment is free from chemicals, gives the wood outstanding durability and dimensional stability and makes it resistant to dry-rot and wood-degrading fungus. This makes Frøslev Abodo a good alternative to impregnated wood and particularly suitable for outdoor cladding and terraces.

Why you should choose Frøslev Abodo

  • Clear wood grain for an exclusive look
  • Knotless in principle 
  • Warm, brown colour
  • Certified production
  • High CO2-fixation
  • Resistant to dry-rot and fungus
  • Beautiful, silver-grey patination
  • Durability class 1

Abodo is FSC-certified and declared by EPD Danmark. Read more about all the certifications here.

Frøslev Abodo offers many possibilities

Abodo can be used for horizontal and vertical façade cladding in construction or for terrace boards as an alternative to hardwood.

We process the profiles ourselves, so the possibilities are many — both in relation to our standard range of profiles and in relation to architects or building owners’ customised profiles.

Patination and maintenance

Patinates into a beautiful, silver-grey shade

Frøslev Abodo has an extremely beautiful and warm, brown shade that is somewhat darker than commonly heat-treated wood. Over time, Abodo will patinate into a silver-grey shade when exposed to the sun's rays. This adds an exclusive look to the wood, making it look naturally marked by the elements. The patination develops differently on the façade depending on the orientation of the façade and the extent to which constructive protection – such as overhangs – protects the façade.


Maintain with wood preservatives

If you want to minimise colour differences on the façade, we recommend surface treatment to ensure a uniform look. Colour-pigmented wood preservatives maintain the beautiful, brownish shade and highlights the warm glow of the heat treatment and the grain structure of the wood.

Checking exterior wooden structures once a year is a good idea. Preferably autumn/winter when the weather is damp. If there are signs of deterioration, change the board in question. This will prevent the damage from spreading.

How Frøslev Abodo is made

Frøslev Abodo is treated with high temperatures and steam to improve the properties of the wood without using any kind of chemistry. The thermal treatment removes sugary in the wood and changes its cell structure so that neither dry-rot nor fungus can settle in the wood.

Unlike Nordic pine, which is heated to 212 °C during treatment, Abodo is heated up to 230 °C. The reason why the wood can withstand the extra high temperature is that it is almost knot-free, as the knots react to the heat treatment.

The thermal treatment makes Abodo a dimensionally stable and highly resistant product, that will last for many years, even in exposed locations.

How Frøslev Abodo is made



The kiln-dried wood is placed in a special modification kiln in which the temperature is gradually increased to 230 °C. The process takes place over a longer period of time – the thicker the boards, the more time they need.



When the wood has reached a core temperature of 230 °C, the temperature is maintained for a minimum of two hours. While the thermal modification is in progress, the temperature must be closely watched. The moisture content of the wood is close to zero at this point.



Once the wood has reached its peak temperature, it is slowly cooled, and steam is added. That process raises the moisture content of the wood to 7-8%.

How Frøslev Abodo can be used