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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.”

Cherry Wood a Furniture Favorite

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 09/29/2011 11:17AM

American cherry wood continues to be a perennial favorite for furniture.


By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/31/2011 12:15PM

This durable, exotic species is becoming a big hit: inside the home and out.

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