News Focused on the Wood Market

Soft maple gives hope to wood dealers

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:00

22_soft_mapleDomestic wood dealers have a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to forecasting how wood markets will perform in 2010. The majority of suppliers agree that wood markets have bottomed out and may actually be slightly on the rise. But any mention of a substantial rally taking place was greeted cautiously by even the most optimistic of dealers. One bright spot - or maybe just a glimmer - is the soft maple market. The lumber retails on average up to $1.50/bf less than hard maple and dealers report fair-to-good sales.



Healthy supply of butternut is dwindling

Monday, 23 November 2009 19:18

The future of butternut's health remains bleak as the butternut canker disease continues to spread through its growing range. It appears that butternut's fate may be the same as the elm, which was devastated by Dutch elm disease, and chestnut, the victim of chestnut blight.



Demand catching up with red oak supply

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00

18_demand_01Limited logging and mill shutdowns could impact fall and winter supplies and dry up what was once a market surplus



Shedua treasured for its curly figure

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:47

Wood also known as ovengkol is related to bubinga, but smaller in size, and finishes with a high, impressive luster



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



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