Timber Trades Journal Online



Transfused and transformed
22 May, 2019 The Blushing Bar show piece by designer-maker Sebastian Cox has already prompted a toast to red oak at the Wallpaper Handmade exhibition at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, next it will feature on the AHEC stand at Interzum. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • A five year high
    Despite uncertain economic times in Europe, its US hardwood imports rose in 2018, with the UK remaining the biggest buyer. Courtesy of AHEC
  • Focused on Red Oak
    If any European designers and specifiers aren’t yet aware of the potential of US red oak, AHEC is determined they will be by the end of 2019. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Kronospan confidence
    Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports.


US Hardwood Heads for a Diverse Export Future
15 May, 2019 The US-China trade war is causing a fundamental change in the American hardwood industry’s trading outlook and one outcome is renewed focus on the European market, writes American Hardwood Export Council executive director Mike Snow
  • A question of durability
    The BRE is embarking on a European programme to develop a performance life software tool to facilitate specification of timber in construction, writes Ed Suttie.
  • Driving Up Standards, Attracting Talent
    The year ahead looks challenging, but the BWF is not about to relax its efforts supporting the woodworking sector to further improve performance and recruit and hone the skills of its next generation of employees, says chief executive Helen Hewitt
  • Getting training on track
    Progress is being made, but improving training and education continues to be an imperative for the future of the timber sector, writes Geoff Rhodes of forest products and international trade consultancy GRA, recipient of TTJ’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award