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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


Trending Wood Species Styles & Finishes for Cabinets, Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/03/2013 9:20AM

A look at the trending wood species for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and more, plus the treatments that are transforming old standbys like oak into something new and fresh.


Red Oak: A Flooring Favorite

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 10/03/2013 2:00PM

An American classic, red oak is enjoying a great run for domestic flooring, and its use on the world stage is bright and growing.


Red Grandis: A Green Cabinet Wood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 09/04/2013 2:00PM

Plantation grown Red Grandis can be used for cabinetry, furniture, windows, doors, flooring and millwork.




Cherry: A Sweet Species for Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/07/2013 10:45AM

Cherry's grain and rich color make it a prized wood for furniture, architectural millwork, cabinetry and more.


Ziricote: A Beautiful & Brainy Wood Species

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 07/03/2013 10:00AM

A beautiful species, ziricote is used for furniture, architectural millwork, musical instruments, dashboards, aircraft and yacht interiors. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.


Blue Pine is Green for Furniture and Flooring

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/03/2013 1:30PM

Although lodgepole pine has been hard hit by the mountain pine beetle, a growing market for the wood with a slightly blue tinge has resulted.


Lacewood's Flakey Look Ranks High for Furniture, Cabinetry

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 05/08/2013 3:00PM

Lacewood's name most likely is derived from the wood’s distinctive lacey appearance, which has also been described as speckled, flecked and flakey. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.


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