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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

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.

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