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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.


American Black Walnut: A Bold & Beautiful Furniture Species

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 02/06/2012 8:46AM

Still beloved for furniture and cabinets, American black walnut has become a beleaguered species. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods.


Karelian Birch: Fancy Wood Figures

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/01/2011 2:29PM

Karelian burl is gaining popularity in furniture, architectural and specialty item usage.


Lodgepole Pine: A True Wood Bugaboo

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 11/04/2011 10:43AM

Hard hit by beetle infestation, lodgepole pines “feel the stain.”


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