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White Ash: A Hard Hit Wood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 04/25/2015 1:48PM

White ash is considered the premiere species of North American ashes. It is prized for being hard, strong, high in shock resistance with excellent bending qualities.


Cocobolo Is a Dramatic Hardwood with a Beautiful Figure

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 02/27/2015 3:27PM

Cocobolo timber is sturdy and yields very interesting, beautiful figures. The wood is usually cut into veneers for use in inlay work and fine furniture.


Black Walnut Is a Hardwood Often Prized For Its Color Variations

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 01/28/2015 9:23AM

Black walnut is often considered a national treasure and is a premier domestic cabinet wood prized for its color variations.


Chenchen: Wood of 1,000 Names

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/15/2014 6:00AM

Chenchen, an Africa wood species with a long list of applications has an even longer list of names. Also called white sapele or white mahogany because of its nice ribbony-grain pattern, the lightweight wood could be a balsa wood substitute.




Santos Rosewood: A Highly Polished Substitute

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 11/01/2014 12:00PM

Santos rosewood or Bolivian rosewood, a fine grain and highly polished wood stepped as a substitute for traditional, endangered rosewoods.


True Hickory Offers True Grit and Texture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 09/30/2014 2:05PM

Hickory wood yields a wide range of shades, from white to cream sapwood with fine brown lines and a tan to reddish heartwood along with character marks.


Ipe's Toughness and Beauty is Part of Its Charm

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 09/01/2014 11:00AM

Ipe is a popular wood favored for outdoor applications and is often used for decking, furniture, heavy construction, marine wood as well as interior flooring.


White Oak Stays Red Hot in Cabinetry and Flooring

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/05/2014 11:00AM

American white oak is in demand for a wide range of applications including furniture, cabinetry, doors, panels, flooring, musical instruments, boat building and barrels.


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