The week after Thanksgiving was always a big deal growing up for me. It meant the trees came out of the box (yes, my family had artificial trees) and the lights went up outside. We decorated the front of the house, the walkway up to the front door, the bushes, and even the deck. The house was not complete until those red and green lights were wrapped around the deck railings.
Brazilian Hardwood Slabs
After much anticipation, our slabs of Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) and Tigerwood have arrived in our factory. These slabs allow the characteristics of the tree to stand out, showing every layer from the bark to the heartwood. They are perfect for making furniture, table tops, or counters, and will create a natural, elegant atmosphere wherever the finished piece is placed.
Brazil Raises Taxes by R$14.07 Billion
Brazil is on the move thanks to the new finance minister, Joaquim Levy. Drastic changes are being made that will remove many of the policies implemented by Guido Mantega. The goal of these changes is to bring Brazil’s budget back into balance and restore investors’ confidence.
Effects of a Weaker Brazilian Currency on Timber Products
Brazil is the largest economic power in Latin America. Its natural resources are vast and have fueled Brazil’s economic growth in the last few decades. This new-found role as one of the largest world economies has put more value into its currency, the real R$, which now impacts international investors if it fluctuates too much.
Wood of The Month: Hickory
Simply mentioning the word “Hickory” can make mouths water, thanks to its association with a BBQ, but there’s more to Hickory than a delicious flavor. It’s a prominent tree in the Southeast, and grows very large, reaching heights of 160 feet and expanding to 7 feet in diameter. It’s also a wood that’s readily available right in our North Carolina facility.
How To Convert Square Feet to Linear Feet
The lumber industry has a lot of terms that are often very tough to navigate especially if it’s the first time anyone considered buying wood. Most wood products are sold per piece or per square foot. Often a lot of people won’t know how to convert from square feet to linear feet and if they order amounts per the square foot then there will be a very big shortage of material. Luckily we do provide a handy dandy square feet to linear feet calculator that’ll do the hard work and a page that explains what lumber sizing is! But, have you wondered how exactly the calculation happens?
Wood of The Month: Persimmon
Persimmon is a native tree species to North America and is most commonly known for its fruit rather than its wood. Persimmon is actually part of the Ebony family and is commonly referred as White Ebony, because the tree is comprised of a lot of white sap wood with a small core of darker heartwood.