A customer asked, How do we get big boards from little cherry orchard trees? It isn't that type of cherry tree: It was an American Black Cherry, which grows tall in the forest, with tiny cherry clusters fit for the birds.
Prices for lumber futures contracts are beginning to rise, after drifting down for months. China's homebuilding contraction and a winter hiatus knocked down prices, but they should jump dramatically as U.S. homebuilding surges.
Lumber and veneer finds a greater purpose on holiday weekends - time to fire up the grill. But not just charcoal, this time - get the wood flavor right on to your plate with hickory, alder, cherry and other food0lovin' wood species.
On May 22, Hardwood Publishing released its updated Leading Hardwood Demand Indicator (LHDI), a forecast of future demand for U.S. hardwood lumber based on residential and commercial construction, import/export trends, inflation levels, and job markets.
A Purdue University study about wood products certification. Released on April 22, the results reveal that 70.97% of the respondents said they enter the certified product market because of “customer request”. What were the other reasons?
Móz Designs has unveiled a QuickShip program that expedites delivery of decorative metal laminate sheets and handcrafted metal artwork to job sites. The QuickShip program is geared toward designers, installers and contractors
StemWood, a New Albany, IN wood veneer and lumber mill, will end operations by the end of 2015. The company cited Asian competition, plummeting lumber prices, and rising costs as reasons for the closure.
Domestic and export sales remained slow in April, and hardwood business segments are showing more signs of stress - good for buyers but bad for sellers. Low grade markets in particular have too much wood, as demand slackens with the contraction in oil.