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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




American Beech: No Day at the Beach

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/02/2012 8:17AM

Despite its tendencies to warp when dry, American beech, if cured properly, has many uses.


Hackberry: No 'Hack' Wood for Furniture, Casegoods

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 07/06/2012 2:56PM

The light-colored hackberry offers good machining and finishing characteristics. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products


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


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