News Focused on the Wood Market

Cherry tops the sales charts once again

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

The market for domestic cherry hit a speed bump in early 2011, but it's been speeding along since then. Hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News say cherry has shown great staying power as the wood of choice.

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Hard maple sales show no signs of slowing

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

15_wood_marketLumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News say that even though hard maple is not selling as fast as cherry and walnut — the most popular sellers right now — it has produced a steady sales volume in the last five years.

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Appeal of genuine mahogany starts to fade

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

26_wood_marketsIt’s often said that genuine mahogany is no longer available to woodworking professionals, but the species that has a widespread growth area from Central America to South America is actually quite plentiful. Lumber suppliers say the real problem is that its quality is low — too low for customers to want to pay high prices when the alternative African species are fairly similar in appearance and much less expensive.

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Black walnut bucks the economic trends

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

26_wood_marketsBlack walnut (Juglans nigra) continues its run as the top domestic species. Lumber dealers are reporting sales at an all-time high.

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Poplar’s price leads to sales increase

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

While poplar sales dropped considerably a year ago, they’re now working their way back up as the market improves. Known for being the least expensive hardwood that is found throughout the Eastern U.S., as well as a winner for paint-grade applications, the species is an ideal material for home remodeling jobs, mid-grade furniture construction and secondary woodworking applications.

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