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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.


European Beech: Versatile for Cabinets, Flooring & Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 02/01/2013 3:00PM

Chameleon-like European beech offers a variety of options for cabinetry, flooring, furniture and more. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.


Koa: Tree Soldiers On for Furniture & Musical Instruments

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 11/29/2012 8:00AM

A tropical hardwood for furniture, casegoods and musical instruments, this “exotic” domestic is full of surprises.




Pacific Maple: Big Leaf and Soft

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 10/08/2012 8:56AM

Pacific Coast maple goes by a variety of terms, among them big leaf maple and Oregon maple, but is also known as soft maple.


Limba: A Rocking Wood Species

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 10/04/2012 10:00AM

Black or white, limba is an ideal species for musical instruments and other products.


White Oak: A Cut Above for Cabinets & Casegoods

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 09/05/2012 3:15PM

White oak offers an enduring presence in furniture and cabinetry. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods


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


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