Routing, shaping, mortising,
drilling, sanding, assembly
and milling equipment
for the curved and angled
components of wooden chairs.
Stromab has manufactured
woodworking saws and
clamps in Italy for nearly 50
years—including radial arm
saws, cut-off saws with
push-feed, defecting, through
feed and rotating blade for
pallet or furniture.
Since 1964, Omec has offered
the highest quality machines
manufactured in Italy for
the woodworking sector
and specializes in milling
machines for joints.
2747-A Interstate St.
Charlotte, NC 28208
over 30 years
Exports of red oak
Despite having roughly the same
amount of log exports for the first
three-quarters of the year as last
year, exports of red oak have risen
dramatically in the United States.
With 55 million cubic feet of
logs exported, exports of red oak
rose 64 percent over last year,
representing 29 percent of the
U.S.’ total log export at nearly 16
million cubic feet.
Exports of other types of logs
remained closer to last year’s
numbers. Maple exports fell by 12
percent to 10. 3 million cubic feet,
birch fell by 19 percent to nearly
4 million cubic feet, ash rose 10
percent to 6. 7 million cubic feet,
white oak rose 20 percent to 5. 6
million cubic feet, and walnut rose
28 percent to 4. 7 million cubic feet.
China remains the top recipi-
ent of U.S. hardwood logs, boost-
ing its imports by 19 percent.
With an increased Chinese
interest, removing logs from an
already tight U.S. market could
raise lumber prices inside the
country. Chinese buyers are
paying 50 percent more than
the typical sawmill price for
logs, says Wood Doctor Gene
Wengert. They are paying the
equivalent of $900 per 1000 bf,
which means the wood will be
very expensive when they saw it.
The species they want are red
oak, white oak, hickory and cherry.