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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.


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.


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