News Focused on the Wood Market

Healthy supply of butternut is dwindling

Monday, 23 November 2009 19:18

The future of butternut's health remains bleak as the butternut canker disease continues to spread through its growing range. It appears that butternut's fate may be the same as the elm, which was devastated by Dutch elm disease, and chestnut, the victim of chestnut blight.



Demand catching up with red oak supply

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00

18_demand_01Limited logging and mill shutdowns could impact fall and winter supplies and dry up what was once a market surplus



Shedua treasured for its curly figure

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:47

Wood also known as ovengkol is related to bubinga, but smaller in size, and finishes with a high, impressive luster



Camel thorn considered stunning in color

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:58

23_camelthorn_01Small tree that grows in the savannah of South Africa and Mozambique is hard to find, but is great as a turning wood



Black walnut sales steady in down market

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:54

22_graph_01Walnut continues to be a solid seller among domestic hardwoods, both in lumber and slab form. Furniture makers and cabinetmakers are the primary buyers at both the retail and wholesale levels. For some dealers, walnut sales have dropped slightly because of the housing crisis, while others say sales of the dark wood remain robust. In the world of cabinetry, color seems to be cyclical, with light woods in favor for a while, followed by darker woods. Walnut has been popular for the last year to three years.



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