The Smitchko’s, homeowners in Kylertown, PA, were initially introduced to Americana™ thermally modified wood at a home builder’s show several years ago. At the time they were intent on replacing their deck, and were seeking a decking material that not only would complement their unique railing system, but make it truly "pop."
Dan Smitchko recently commented that it was the Americana thermally modified ash product that grabbed his attention. “We love that it is real wood and doesn’t sound like plastic or some other synthetic material when you walk on it”, says Smitchko. Dan noted that the Americana product is “easy to work with compared to heavy, tropical hardwoods, and it cuts like butter.” The Smitchko’s replaced their original deck with Americana thermally modified ash in the fall of 2018.