News Focused on the Wood Market

Oak sales see growth in the marketplace

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

oakOak sales have increased during the last six months, according to lumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. Most feel that it’s only gaining demand at the same rate as other hardwoods they sell, primarily because of a rebounding economy. But that doesn’t take away from the fact both red and white oak are targeted by designers and cabinetmakers for its unique grainy texture that puts a bit of flair into seemingly simple pieces.



Mahogany sales dip as prices climb

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

woodmarketsEven though the economy continues to rebound, woodworkers are still trying to save money where they can just like everyone else. In the world of lumber sales, this rings true in the mahogany market as lumber dealers say price is the key deciding factor with their customers.



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.



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.



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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