News Focused on the Wood Market

Hard maple sales have seen better days

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

woodmarketsHard maple’s popularity has waned, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News who describe current demand as average at best.

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Cost cuts into walnut sales

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

walnutThe only thing holding walnut back is price. The dark domestic continues to be a top seller, but it’s not for the budget-conscious buyer, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News. The upper grades are retailing for $7 to 10/bf.

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Scarce supply drives demand for exotic woods

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

brazilian_rosewoodThe market for exotics can be unpredictable. Bubinga, purpleheart, yellowheart and rosewoods were all mentioned as “top sellers” in interviews with hardwood dealers, who try to meet demand as best they can and buy what’s available when the opportunity arises.

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White and red oak see boost in popularity

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

White oak and red oak appeal to consumers in different ways. Sometimes it’s the color or working properties that influence the buying decision. Lately, it’s about the type of cut made at the sawmill, according to hardwood lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Cherry sales level off during recent ‘lull’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

cherryHardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News agree that the demand for cherry has dwindled in the last decade, but it is still a pretty good mover.

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