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Lumber Markets Improved Sharply in US During 2012 & Early 2013

Posted: 03/21/2013 9:48PM

The lumber market in the US really took off in late 2012 and early 2013. Lumber prices in February were more than 60 percent higher than in late 2011. Increased lumber production has put upward pressure on sawlog prices and in the US Northwest, Douglasfir sawlog prices reached a five-year high in the 4Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.


US Wood Furniture Sales To Rise, Tight Lumber Supply

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/21/2013 3:56PM

Improving economy and housing market will increase domestic wood furniture sales but tight lumber supplies could lead to higher hardwood prices.


Hardwood Lumber Sales Tick Up

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/15/2013 1:44PM

Hardwood lumber sales pick up with January 2013 lumber exports at highest level on record.


China's North American Log and Lumber Imports Down in 2012

Posted: 03/14/2013 1:26PM

Exportation of logs and lumber from North America to China fell by 17% to 2.1 billion dollars in 2012, but a turn-around in shipments is expected in 2013, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.




APA Launches Website for European Specifiers

Posted: 03/14/2013 1:12PM

APA-The Engineered Wood Association recently launched APAWood-europe.org, a website featuring information on North American engineered wood products and wood structural panels for European specifiers.


Synthetic Wood Venture Launched by Universal Forest Products

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/09/2013 4:07PM

A synthetic wood technology, Eovations, creates an oriented, fiberized composite with wood-like performance for carpentry, but with durability and other properties beyond wood itself. An affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Eovations uses a patented extrusion process.


Columbia Forest Products Publishes French-Language Grading Guide

Posted: 03/08/2013 10:44AM

Columbia Forest Products has published a French-language edition of its popular desk reference guide, the Hardwood Plywood Grading Guide: A Guide to Understanding Popular Hardwood Plywood Face Veneer Grades.


How to Keep Your Lumber Cost Low

By Rick Hill Posted: 03/06/2013 8:13PM

The most expensive raw material in most wood manufacturing plants is the lumber. Keeping a handle on the recently rising market and a steady supply are essential to staying profitable.


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