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Ekki: The Workhorse of Hardwoods

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/01/2014 11:47AM

The hardwood ekki is noted more for its impressive strength and difficulty in working than its appearance.

Rubberwood Bounces Back: Components & Furniture Usage Grows

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 07/08/2014 11:00AM

Rubberwood is used today in a wide range of wood products, including furniture, cabinetry, components, flooring, turnery, vases, stair treads, knife blocks, sofa legs, and more.

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.

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