Pricing & Supply
USTR will investigate Vietnam’s acts, policies, and practices related to the import and use of timber that is illegally harvested or traded.
Free presentation will highlight opportunities for woodworking companies to realize benefits of using urban wood.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Timber investment group Domain Timber Advisors said it is seeing a surge in transactions this year with 78 land sales either closed or under agreement year-to-date, surpassing the 50 total in 2019. The group’s transactions have ranged from 2 to 10,700 acres, with an average of 500 acres, with the majority occurring in the Southeast.
Q: Where can I locate a very complete listing of most of the exotic woods of the world, which specifically lists specific gravities, densities and weight-per-board-foot. I'm currently building up a few samples using wenge, padouk, zebrawood, purpleheart and bubinga. That is our marketing niche using the highest quality exotics at affordable prices.
Q. I was shown two pieces of lumber, one 6-1/2 inches wide and 12 feet long and another almost an inch wider (not quite 7-1/2 inches wide) and 12 feet long and the grader said both were counted as 6 BF. The grader commented to me that some mills produced a lot of this narrow lumber. If our grader is correct, 6-1/2 inches x 12 feet is 936 square inches, while 7-1/2 inches x 12 feet is 1080 inches which is 15 percent more wood. Or I figure that 6-1/2-inch pieces are 15 percent less. I also know that our percentage yield with 6-1/2 inches is a bit lower than from 7-1/2-inch pieces, but this a bit scary. Is this right? What is going on?
Our relief request to Congress to support our loggers and log trucking companies is the first in history. That’s despite other sectors like farming and fishing receiving support for decades.
By Ewell Smith