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Black Locust: The Valuable Locust, A Utilitarian Hardwood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/30/2014 11:47AM

Black locust is remarkable for its qualities of strength and durability when used for fence posts, poles, ties, mine timbers and stakes--utilitarian roles which exceed its use for furniture and cabinetry.


Thin Stone Veneer Surfaces for Furniture and Millwork

By Matt Schumake Posted: 06/30/2014 11:20AM

Earth Anatomy Fabrication lays natural marble, granite, onyx and travertine stone veneer surfaces as thin as 1mm on custom wood furniture pieces and vertical millwork applications.


Wood Composite Panel Production Capacity Declines 4.4%

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/28/2014 11:25AM

Total North American production capacity of particleboard, MDF, hardboard and engineered wood siding decreased 4.4 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA).


Hardwood Sellers Facing Fresh Headwinds

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 5:01PM

Hardwood lumber sellers will face some headwinds this summer from sluggish new home starts and existing home sales, reduced remodeling market growth, and slower exports.




Millwork Shops To Substitute Cherry for Walnut

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 4:23PM

Cabinet plants will buy more Cherry for installation in high-end homes, and millwork shops will increasingly substitute Cherry for Walnut. China, meanwhile will continue to buy ash, which accounts for 70% of export volume.


New Zealand Sees Boom in Timber Exports

By Alex Keown Posted: 06/26/2014 12:11PM

New Zealand leads the world as the largest exporter of softwood logs, counting for more than 20 percent of global trade, as exports have doubled to approximately 16 million cubic meters, according to a report by Wood Resources International.


5 Questions for Todd Dittman, Executive Director, A.R.E.

Posted: 06/26/2014 9:30AM

Todd Dittman is the executive director for the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.), a position he has held since July 2013. While new to the industry, his background is in marketing and finance with more than 20 years of experience with industry-leading companies and associations. Timber Products Company recently caught up with Dittman to talk about trends in the woodworking and store fixture industries, and changes he sees in the retail marketplace and the impacts on store fixture suppliers.


New Zealand Leads As World’s Largest Exporter of Softwood Logs

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/25/2014 7:41PM

New Zealand exported more than 20 percent of the world’s softwood logs in 2013, making it the global leader, reports Wood Resource Quarterly.


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