News Focused on the Wood Market

Hard maple sales make recent gains

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

hard_mapleHard maple (Acer saccharum) is just like any other commodity in the world of domestic hardwoods, where popularity rises and falls depending on consumer interest. Lately, suppliers say they’ve seen an uptick in interest on the retail side, particularly with high-grade and figured stock.

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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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