News Focused on the Wood Market
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00
Purveyors of exotic woods, like ebony and snakewood, tell Woodshop News that sales have picked up as the economy has improved. But trade restrictions, which have made exotics scarcer on the open market, have also had the interesting effect of creating heightened demand.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00
Used for making fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, musical instruments and more, black walnut is selling regularly, but the price is concerning both sellers and buyers, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00
Sales of cherry are described as steady and stable, according to lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News. Translation: Demand hasn’t increased or decreased, prices are about the same and there’s plenty for anybody who needs it.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00
For the last 10 to 20 years, price and availability have turned woodworkers on to various African species for their mahogany needs. Genuine or Honduran mahogany is still available, but the high cost limits its purchase to very high-end and unique projects, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00
Both hard and soft maple are steady movers, according to lumber suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. Interest is particularly strong for highly figured and slab stock.
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