News Focused on the Wood Market

Restrictions make exotic woods even more desirable

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.

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Bright days continue for black walnut sales

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

walnutUsed 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.

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Cherry sales stay on a steady course

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

wood_marketsSales 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.

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Price and availability boost African mahogany

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

mahoganyFor 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.

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Maples sales are strong in winter months

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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