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Dec. 2015

African and European Hardwoods

European and African Hardwoods - a mixed bag with supply generally tight and demand steady. We are seeing continued strong interest in European Oak and Beech. African species we have felt the quality is patchy and we have been inundated with plenty of interest in buying. The thing for us is we are doubtful about the reality of the FSC we can get. In fact some could say FSC from Africa and or South America from tropical forests is questionable in many cases. We are trying to find non tropical forst alternatives for our various customers and end uses.

Euro White Oak – sales are slow albeit steady. We stock a rustic grade in 25, 40 and 50mm. We are as well selling some wide board rustic flooring.

Euro Beech – we are now stocking a blanked ripped Beech which has been lightly steamed and see it as a way better product for all to use with less waste and more even colour for our customers etc.

Iroko – stocks under pressure with strong sales and quality is not what it used to be. We are stocking a super prime grade (which is mainly quarter sawn) and a Prime grade. 25, 40, 50 and 75mm KD random width stocks on hand. We are waiting for new stocks and shipping has been held up for weeks.

Sapele – less and less of the nice grade and quality we used to see available to buy.  We stock KD 25, 40, 50 and 75mm random width stock.

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