News Focused on the Wood Market

Demand increases for red & white oak

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

redwhiteoakThere’s strong demand for both red and white oak, according to lumber dealers surveyed by Woodshop News.

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Smart buyers are switching to soft maple

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

softmapleBuying soft maple will save you about 60 cents/bf at the retail level over hard maple, enough to sway many shops, according to lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Demand increases, but supply gets tighter as regulations multiply

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

purpleheartSales of imported exotic hardwoods are on the rise, which lumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News attribute to an improving economy and a renewed interest by woodworkers to use unique materials.

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Demand drives higher prices for black walnut

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

walnutBlack walnut continues to be in high demand and the pricing reflects it, according to lumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Alder climbs the ladder in popularity

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

alderWhether their clients want a knotty or clear variation, alder has been a popular material choice for cabinetmakers lately. Lumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News agree that the West Coast species has gained popularity during the last year. Some say it’s the price, while others believe its rich color hues make it a hot seller.

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