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Black Locust: The Valuable Locust, A Utilitarian Hardwood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/30/2014 11:47AM

Black locust is remarkable for its qualities of strength and durability when used for fence posts, poles, ties, mine timbers and stakes--utilitarian roles which exceed its use for furniture and cabinetry.


Red Alder Use Evolves: Ideal for Cabinetry & Casegoods

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/05/2014 11:00AM

Red alder has morphed from a nuisance tree to a respected hardwood in North America and beyond. It is used today for cabinetry, furniture, flooring, moulding and more.


Wenge: A Dark and Distinctive Wood Good for Turnery

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/01/2014 11:47AM

Wenge is a special wood. A good wood for turnery, it is dark and very distinctive looking. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods


Butternut: The Other Walnut

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 04/30/2014 1:00PM

Butternut, often called white walnut, has a rich, warm buttery tan color and a satin-like luster. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods




What's Your Species: Component Makers Tell Their Favorites

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 03/27/2014 2:51PM

Manufacturers of wood products talk about their favorites species. With so many varieties to choose from, selecting a favorite wood species can be a difficult undertaking.


Pacific Coast Maple Yields Fine Lumber and Veneer

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 02/17/2014 1:00PM

Pacific Coast maple yields a stunning array of figures and is used in furniture, cabinetry, flooring, turnery and musical instruments.


Macassar Ebony: A Touch of Drama

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 02/16/2014 1:00PM

Macassar ebony yields a bold look by offsetting the darkest of the dark woods with a variety of color. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods


Goncalo Alves: Pretty, Hard Wood for Flooring & Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 01/24/2014 1:00PM

The hardwood goncalo alves, also known as tigerwood, is a unique combination of strength, durability and good looks. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods


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