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.



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.



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.



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.



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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