News Focused on the Wood Market

Walnut keeps up a steady selling pace

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

Woodworkers can’t get enough walnut — even if prices rise, according to lumber distributors interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Hickory sales boosted by rustic reawakening

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

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An ongoing demand for furniture, casework and flooring with a rustic appearance has kept hickory sales at its peak lately, according to suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. The species is unique from other domestic hardwoods as the white sapwood presents a stark contrast to the heartwood featuring bold reddish-brown color fluctuations.

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Red oak enjoys home-court edge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

cedar_textureThe market for Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), a traditional choice for furniture, millwork, trim and flooring, is as strong as ever, according to most hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Ash sales strong despite state quarantines

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

ashThe emerald ash borer is killing ash trees, putting long-term supplies of the domestic hardwood in doubt. But there is plenty now and sales are strong, according to lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Cherry supply is up, but demand is down

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Time will tell as to whether the industry will embrace the cherry comeback, as one hardwood supplier put it. The ready availability of the rich red-hued species is not translating to sales that would normally be expected.

Louis Irion of Irion Lumber in Wellsboro, Pa., says quality cherry (Prunus serotina) logs that weren’t available years ago are plentiful and selling at a modest cost. It puzzles him as to why they’re not selling as fast as other leading hardwoods these days.

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