News Focused on the Wood Market

Camel thorn considered stunning in color

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:58

23_camelthorn_01Small tree that grows in the savannah of South Africa and Mozambique is hard to find, but is great as a turning wood



Black walnut sales steady in down market

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:54

22_graph_01Walnut continues to be a solid seller among domestic hardwoods, both in lumber and slab form. Furniture makers and cabinetmakers are the primary buyers at both the retail and wholesale levels. For some dealers, walnut sales have dropped slightly because of the housing crisis, while others say sales of the dark wood remain robust. In the world of cabinetry, color seems to be cyclical, with light woods in favor for a while, followed by darker woods. Walnut has been popular for the last year to three years.



African mahogany is a common alternative

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:47

21_mahogany_01Less expensive than genuine mahogany, it can be more difficult to work with, but can be used for a variety of products



White oak growth is considered a ‘trend’

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:44

Quartersawn sales seen as strong in a time when market conditions have been stagnant for other woods



Bocote is underappreciated, moderately priced

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:36

bocote_is_23Specie is becoming scarce, especially in Mexico, and that's inhibiting its widespread use for furniture



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