News Focused on the Wood Market

Jatoba starts to lose some of its luster

Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

29_jatoba_01Jatoba was first imported to the United States from Brazil about 20 years ago, and at the time the new exotic was popular among furniture makers. Through subsequent years, the reddish-brown heartwood with an occasional golden luster has become a commodity wood, most often used for flooring.

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White oak bucks current sales trends

Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

As domestic wood species go, white oak has remained among the strongest and steadiest sellers. And for retail sellers, in a continuing depressed wood market, a consistent seller is just fine.

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Lumin plywood billed as a ‘green’ option

Monday, 19 July 2010 15:00

18_green_01Weyerhaeuser has introduced Lumin plywood, a hardwood and softwood product that is derived from plantation-grown eucalyptus and pine. It is currently available in 4x8 panels in thicknesses of 12mm, 15mm and 18mm. The panels are available in a variety of grades and layup configurations. Lumin plywood is PS 1-07 and CE2+ certified for construction use in the United States and Europe.

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Olive wood use branches out far and wide

Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

24_olivewood_01Olive is a small tree that primarily grows in Greece, Italy and Spain, and is pruned for its fruit and prized for its oil. It is also used for fine furniture and items of religious significance.

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Demand for ash is rising from the depths

Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

22_ashgraph_01For years, ash has been the doormat of hardwoods, obtaining minimal respect and demanding nominal pricing. And to add insult to injury, the Emerald ash borer came along and is in the process of potentially wiping out the species.

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