The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood

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Friday, March 16, 2012

More on the Global Economy and Lumber Prices

The previous post was just a brief glimpse at what lumber prices are currently doing. If you're interested in a more detailed explanation, you may be interested in downloading the full presentation I gave to the Western Pallet Association back in January.

The Global Economy and Lumber Prices in 2012

In this presentation, I give an update of last year's lumber price movements, why they did what they did, and how potential global events could impact lumber prices this year. The presentation is about 50 minutes long. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Keith A said...

Chuck, I saw your presentation at the Hardwood Development Council. Thank you for keeping us abreast of the global picture! Good information and keep it coming.

Atlanta Lumber Guy said...

Thanks for the execellent powerpoint presentation, it was very thorough and extremely informative!

Chuck Ray said...

Thanks, Keith and Lumber Guy. Hope the presentation helps in some small way to help you position your lumber business for success this year...cdr