News Focused on the Wood Market

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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Red oak enjoys home-court edge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

cedar_textureThe market for Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), a traditional choice for furniture, millwork, trim and flooring, is as strong as ever, according to most hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Ash sales strong despite state quarantines

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

ashThe emerald ash borer is killing ash trees, putting long-term supplies of the domestic hardwood in doubt. But there is plenty now and sales are strong, according to lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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