'Most popular hardwood species' for commercial, institutional, and residential building projects named by Gil Thurm of Hardwood Manufacturers Association

August 11, 2010

Gil Thurm, executive director of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Pittsburgh, Pa., and a former board member of District of Columbia Building Industry Association, breaks down the popularity of American hardwoods, based on recent surveys by HMA and other industry groups:

Oak (red and white) – 52%

Poplar – 11%

Maple – 8%

Ash – 5%

Cherry – 4%

Alder – 3%

Other species – 17%

For more information, see HMA’s Guide to American Hardwoods at: www.hardwoodinfo.com/species_guide/brochure_44-45.pdf.

         
 

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