News Focused on the Wood Market

Cherry sales struggle to stay on top

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

woodmarketsWhile retail suppliers say they don’t foresee a drop in cherry sales in the near future, they have mixed reaction about sales fluctuating during the last several years. But all tend to agree that the bright and vibrantly hued hardwood is still a prevailing seller compared to other domestic species where those qualities are influencing current trends.

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Bright future for walnut’s darker hue

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

woodmarketsMainly because of design and style trends in furniture, cabinetry and flooring, walnut sales are currently on the rise, according to suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. Not only is the darker hue of this species attractive to consumers, but wide slabs featuring live edges are popular as well.

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Alder prized in the West for its rustic look

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

alderKnown for its favorable working properties, plentiful supply and relatively low price, alder is a staple at West Coast shops and selling well in other parts of the country.

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Hard maple sales are making a comeback

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

hard2Whether they prefer the soft or hard variety, most woodworkers can relate to using one or both maple trees for their projects. Sales of both have been steady during the last year, according to suppliers who attribute its popularity mainly to its clarity and widespread availability.

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White oak remains a rock for retailers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

whiteoakKnown for its positive characteristics such as durability and workability, as well as its everlasting dependability in the marine world, white oak (Quercus alba) has remained the strongest, steadiest and most consistent domestic sellers through the years. Lumber suppliers interviewed said this year is no exception as sales are again on the rise after being a little stagnant during the last year because of the slow economy.

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