News Focused on the Wood Market

Price of cherry drops with low demand

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

wm_cherryCherry sales have been in a lull for about six months, taking a back seat to walnut and oak, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News. But there’s no better time to buy cherry as the diminished demand has dropped the price and flooded the market with premium stock.

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Price changes lead customers to hard maple

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

mapleSoft maple is catching up with hard maple in price, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News. As a result, buyers are choosing hard maple.

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Exotic species sales boosted by recent trends

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

exotic_speciesIWF exhibitors of hardwoods and veneers were pushing exotic species to a receptive crowd. Dealers interviewed by Woodshop News say shops are looking for alternative materials to help their custom projects stand out.

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Walnut keeps up a steady selling pace

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

Woodworkers can’t get enough walnut — even if prices rise, according to lumber distributors interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Hickory sales boosted by rustic reawakening

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

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An ongoing demand for furniture, casework and flooring with a rustic appearance has kept hickory sales at its peak lately, according to suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. The species is unique from other domestic hardwoods as the white sapwood presents a stark contrast to the heartwood featuring bold reddish-brown color fluctuations.

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