Woodworking Industry News

Home building and lumber prices remain volatile

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Softwood lumber prices remained volatile as the industry faced weather, supply chain, governmental issues, and other external factors, according to Madison's Lumber Prices index. The analyst firm found that the second half of 2021 underwent “relentless” lumber price increases. In addition, North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices reversed their rises during January 2022. Ongoing strong demand, however, served to prop prices up again at the beginning of February.    

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VIDEO: A memorial for a dad

Remembering and memorializing a loving and devoted father was made easier with a wood-carved portrait of the man by a renowned wood artist, Steve Thomson. The heartfelt process that went into making this portrait led to an emotional unveiling of the artwork, and this reveal was captured on film.  This video is that story.

Woodworking Industry News

Builder confidence falters due to supply-side issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Despite strong buyer demand, builder sentiment continued to slip in February as the industry grapples with ongoing building material production bottlenecks that are raising construction costs and delaying projects, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes moved one point lower to 82 in February, marking the second straight month that confidence levels have declined by a single point, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).