News Focused on the Wood Market

Shedua treasured for its curly figure

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:47

Wood also known as ovengkol is related to bubinga, but smaller in size, and finishes with a high, impressive luster

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Camel thorn considered stunning in color

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:58

23_camelthorn_01Small tree that grows in the savannah of South Africa and Mozambique is hard to find, but is great as a turning wood

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Black walnut sales steady in down market

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:54

22_graph_01Walnut continues to be a solid seller among domestic hardwoods, both in lumber and slab form. Furniture makers and cabinetmakers are the primary buyers at both the retail and wholesale levels. For some dealers, walnut sales have dropped slightly because of the housing crisis, while others say sales of the dark wood remain robust. In the world of cabinetry, color seems to be cyclical, with light woods in favor for a while, followed by darker woods. Walnut has been popular for the last year to three years.

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African mahogany is a common alternative

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:47

21_mahogany_01Less expensive than genuine mahogany, it can be more difficult to work with, but can be used for a variety of products

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White oak growth is considered a ‘trend’

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:44

Quartersawn sales seen as strong in a time when market conditions have been stagnant for other woods

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