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Paldao: Rising in Popularity for Furniture & Cabinetry

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/07/2012 11:50AM

Paldao’s versatility helps it to shine on the world stage. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


American Beech: No Day at the Beach

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/02/2012 8:17AM

Despite its tendencies to warp when dry, American beech, if cured properly, has many uses.


Hackberry: No 'Hack' Wood for Furniture, Casegoods

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 07/06/2012 2:56PM

The light-colored hackberry offers good machining and finishing characteristics. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


Hickory: One Tough Wood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/06/2012 8:17AM

Hickory’s tough-guy reputation precedes it, but the wood also has steam bending properties.




Jequitiba: A 'Royal' Substitute for Furniture & Cabinetry

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/04/2012 1:05PM

Jequitiba is a popular choice for furniture and cabinets in South and Central America. The species is gaining ground in the United States. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


Maple Offers Figures Fantastic for Furniture & Specialty Items

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 05/02/2012 4:48PM

Curly, bird’s-eye and other figured maples offer wood lovers a treasure trove of forms for their furniture and specialty items. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


Red Grandis: An Ecological Beauty

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 04/03/2012 3:36PM

Red grandis (eucalyptus grandis) is a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


Pau Marfim: Wood Is No Featherweight

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 03/08/2012 11:26AM

The heavy, dense pau marfim wood is light in tone only. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products.


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