Osborne Wood Products expanded its specialty wood selection with the introduction of eight new wood types, for a total of 19 choices for wood turnings.
Customers can now order turnings such as dining, coffee and end table legs as well as kitchen island legs in Tiger Maple, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Western Red Cedar, Spanish Cedar, Beech, Sapele and Heart Pine.
These wood types join the already existing traditional selection of woods, including: Soft Maple, Red Oak, Knotty Pine, and Hickory and Premium Selection woods Alder, Cherry, Hard Maple, Mahogany, Red Birch, Black Walnut and Lyptus. For more information on the company's offerings, please go to www.osbornewood.com.
Understand the differences in appearance, behavior and price
Q: We are having a problem with shrinkage. We make furniture, but someone else sells and delivers it. This person claims he did everything correctly, including opening the furniture wrapping (we wrapped the furniture with shrink-wrap and it was fairly well sealed) and letting it acclimate to the house climate. When the customer moved in, they said the furniture looked really wonderful, but within a week, it started to warp, open joints and crack in a few places. We are so careful to keep our plant at 40 percent RH and check the MC of the lumber. This is frustrating! Can you help?
Sycamore and wormy maple ranked highest in customer rankings of underutilized species.
Q: We wanted the strongest joint possible so we used epoxy, but the joints are failing. Any comments?
Evaluating the characteristics of bamboo
Q: We have some cypress 4/4 lumber that the customer returned as being unsatisfactory after he has already put it into use. The surface is corrugated and very bumpy, but I know that it left here smooth as a pancake. Can you tell me what has happened? Also, in a few places, the grain where the grain is very flat has separated and you can lift up long slivers with your fingernail.
The latest news bites from the industry.
Learn the desirable and not-so-desirable special
properties of some woods
Why wood colors vary and what it means to you
Understanding wood density can be a factor in
Just how glue savvy are you?
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.