News Focused on the Wood Market

Red Oak is on the rebound after a lull

Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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What a difference a few months can make. For several years, there has been a glut of red oak on the market, causing wholesale prices to drop below $1/bf. When prices fell below $.90/bf, loggers stopped cutting red oak because there was no money to be made. It's taken about three years, but because of mill closures and reduced logging, the old supply-and-demand theory has kicked in and red oak has finally emerged from its doldrums. Within the last four months, prices have increased between 10 and 15 percent.

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Mesquite is a treasure of the Southwest

Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

025_mesquiteWood is found close to water, considered extremely stable, often has incredible figure and takes an exceptional finish

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English brown oak is a pricey alternative

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:02

23_english_oakSpessart Forest in Germany is a rich source for the straight-grained wood used for fine furniture, millwork and flooring

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Downturn has buoyed hard maple’s profile

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:59

24_hard_maple_pricesMill closures and tough winter weather affected the price, but it still remains a popular choice for the home improvement trade

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Eastern white pine sales remain sluggish

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00

30_white_pineIt suffers mostly from the drop in housing construction, but continues to have a wide use for a range of projects

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