News Focused on the Wood Market

Exotic zebrawood is earning its stripes

Friday, 26 June 2009 18:50

Even as its price continues to increase, the wood is popular because it works well with hand tools, takes a good polish



Osage orange can resist damage well

Friday, 26 June 2009 18:48

Characteristic of an exotic hardwood, it can be used for mantles and bows, but is tough enough to dull cutting knives



Teak substitute is gaining influence

Monday, 01 June 2009 19:10

Iroko is becoming more popular in Europe, but it has yet to replace the real thing in the U.S., despite its lower price



Genuine mahogany is readily available

Monday, 01 June 2009 19:01

After more than five years of turmoil, the U.S. genuine mahogany market has finally stabilized, and the country’s housing crisis can take credit for that. U.S. wholesalers have warehouses filled with mahogany, but there is one key ingredient missing — buyers.



Teak demand springs a leak

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 15:34

There is no doubt teak has been the pre-eminent wood for high-end marine applications and outdoor furniture for decades. The wood is also prevalent in fine furniture, prized not only for its appearance, but also for its tight growth rings, density, durability and water resistance.



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