News Focused on the Wood Market

Walnut sales sees a sustained spike

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

walnutStately wood tabletops are all the rage these days with many unique tree slabs available, especially those made of walnut, a thick and durable hardwood rich in color. Hardwood suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News report a strong consumer interest in walnut varieties as some favor it with a live edge to add flare to their projects.

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Butternut sales buoyed by its lighter tone

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

butternutButternut [Juglans cinerea], also known as white walnut, is a hardwood used for paneling, furniture, cabinetry and some millwork. It’s a softer wood that works well and is easy to machine, although the real appeal is its wavy grain pattern that resembles black walnut but with a soft blonde-colored tone, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Rosewood sales steady despite recent restrictions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

brazilian_rosewoodLast fall, the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) listed all Dalbergia rosewood species — except for Dalbergia nigra (Brazilian rosewood) — under Appendix II protection. The listing requires appropriate documentation at ports of entry and exit.

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Threat of invasives slows sale of white ash

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

white_ashSales of American white ash (Fraxinus Americana) have been up and down lately, according to hardwood and veneer distributors interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Price of cherry drops with low demand

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

wm_cherryCherry sales have been in a lull for about six months, taking a back seat to walnut and oak, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News. But there’s no better time to buy cherry as the diminished demand has dropped the price and flooded the market with premium stock.

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