Years ago, walnut was king, then cherry became the most sought after species. Meanwhile, curly or tiger maple became very hot, good mahogany was available, and quarter sawn white oak ascended. The curly maple and cherry markets crashed in the recession. Walnut has returned. Is cherry next?
Cabinet and furniture manufacturing — key domestic markets for cherry — are growing slower than expected, or not at all, and flooring sector purchases of cherry are now very low. The excess production of both hardwoods is driving down price.
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.
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Elkay's Schuler Cabinetry launched a multi-step Cappucino finish, available on a variety of wood species, including cherry, knotty alder, oak and quartersawn oak. The line of face frame kitchen cabinets is sold at Lowe's.
Schuler Cabinetry, an Elkay Companies cabinet brand sold at Lowe’s, has launched a new, multi-step finish called Cappuccino. This finish is available on a variety of wood species, including cherry, knotty alder, oak and quartersawn oak.