10 Steps to Making a Wood Wedding Ring

You may build cabinets and furniture, or make windows and doors. But what if a friend says, "You're a woodworker; can you make me a wood wedding ring?" Here's what you do, says Wolf & Iron, a lifestyle website.

Hardwood Species Imports See Wild Swings

Hardwood lumber import volume to the U.S. in 2011 were almost identical to last year but there have been wild swings in the species mix. Sapele, Keruing, Spanish Cedar, Ipé, Virola and European Birch imports were up 24 to 83% year-on-year.