Top 12 Hardwood Trends for 2016: (#9)
American Grown and Made
While there had already been an underlying trend to buy hardwood grown in the USA both to support our own economy and the trends towards darker colored woods (which works better with wood grown in the US), this trend intensified after the 60 Minutes Investigation of Lumber Liquidators. Since that episode aired, there has been a strong aversion towards products made and imported from China. It’s amazing how many customers now ask me where the wood is manufactured. They have a strong preference for domestic products.
The most popular hardwoods from the US are red oak, white oak, hickory, maple, birch and pine (including Douglas Fir).