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White Ash: A Hard Hit Wood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 04/25/2015 1:48PM

White ash is considered the premiere species of North American ashes. It is prized for being hard, strong, high in shock resistance with excellent bending qualities.


Price Discrepancy Between Hardwood & Softwood Chips

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 04/24/2015 3:59PM

The price discrepancy between overseas traded hardwood and softwood chips was at its greatest in February 2015 when compared to the prior twelve months, according to the FOEX Chip Price Indexes.


Self-Assembling Furniture Panels Developed by Wood-Skin and MIT

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/24/2015 10:52AM

A collaboration between MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and Italy's Wood-Skin S.r.l. a new category of furniture has been designed - a Programmable Table brings that actively transforms itself, from flat shipping to full-functionality.


One-Piece Wood-Skin Panels Can Be Bent Into 3D Shapes

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/24/2015 9:33AM

Wood-Skin, a new panel technology integrating wood, textile and geometrically cut patterns and digital hinges, adds another dimension to furniture and architectural design.




Wood Fiber Costs for Pulp Mills in the Western US Increases

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 04/23/2015 3:19PM

Pulp mills in the US South continued to have stable wood fiber prices in the 1Q/15 at levels lower than any other region in the country. The dramatic increase in chip prices in the Northwest during 2014 started to level off early in 2015, while tight fiber supply in both the Lake State region and in the Northeast resulted in upward price pressure, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review.


Unsold Common Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry Depress Prices

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/23/2015 11:11AM

Demand and prices are firmer for upper-grade lumber than for #1 Common and below in most hardwood species. Inventories of unsold Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Soft Maple and Cherry continue to build, especially in the commons.


Hardwood Demand Underwhelms Expectations, as China Weakens

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/19/2015 7:10PM

Lumber price declines have begun to stabilize, but we continue to anticipate that lumber markets will remain slow with prices under downward pressure until fall 2015. Only high end housing and vacation homes are robust.


Range of Activities Planned for Cabinets & Closets Expo

Posted: 04/10/2015 9:32AM

The 2015 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo is headed to the Chicago area next week and Timber Products Company will be on hand as an exhibitor, presenter and major sponsor.


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