Stabilizing wood material equal to drying wood is common knowledge in any woodworking industry. Daizen has applied a patent to dimensional stabilizing technology that dry equal stable wood is not the only method to stabilize the material. Through this innovation, Dai found the material preparation is in line with treatment to achieve the best result. It starts from understanding how the tree grows and stress is built, and how it releases and what happens. This fundamental knowledge will help for any method of material preparation. For woodworkers, this session should help to understand how the wood reacts in vertical grain or flat grain, boxed or free of heart.
About the Speaker: Dai Ona
Dai Ona emigrated to Canada from Japan and started Daizen Joinery in 1990 in Parksville, British Columbia, where he focused his efforts on hand timber building and joinery, and exporting frame products to Asian markets. Dai relocated his business to the Interior of BC in 2004 where he expanded his company to meet the growing needs of the timber frame industry in North America.
Today, his company serves a client base from across western Canada, the United States Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii. His commitment to ongoing professional development and speaking opportunities keep Dai open to new, innovative ideas, and collaboration within the timber frame industry.
As owner and big-picture thinker at Daizen, Dai works with clients to bring their project visions to life. He applies his design and building experience to create final products that are distinct, functional, and sustainable.
Dai’s focus on high-quality standards and reputation guide decision-making. Dai’s experience has been gained through more than two decades working in the building and timber frame industries in Japan, other parts of Asia, and Canada.