66 episodes

An 8/4, Kiln dried podcast all about lumber and your questions about it. Let's dispel some myths and broaden an understanding of this ancient industry and help us all become a little more wood savvy...woodier??

Shannon's Lumber Industry Update Shannon Rogers

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    • 4.9 • 272 Ratings

An 8/4, Kiln dried podcast all about lumber and your questions about it. Let's dispel some myths and broaden an understanding of this ancient industry and help us all become a little more wood savvy...woodier??

    67 - Silvicultural Systems

    67 - Silvicultural Systems

    Silviculture is essentially the farming of trees. But it pays attention not just to the forest and the most sustainable way to harvest it but also the surrounding ecology. The system of cutting used can effect all the flora and fauna in an around the concession and the silviculturalist must be able to pivot and adapt their system in response to all of these factors.

    • 49 min
    LU66 - A Special Customer Case Study

    LU66 - A Special Customer Case Study

    I talk a lot about understanding the technical properties of wood in order to choose the right species for the project at hand. On this episode I want to share with you a case study of a great customer who had some very specific, albeit mysterious, demands for a project and how I was able to help him find the right wood for the job.

    • 20 min
    65 - 2022 Lumber Industry Predictions

    65 - 2022 Lumber Industry Predictions

    As we draw to the end of 2021 I'm going to make some predictions about where the lumber industry is heading in 2022. Plus I answer some questions about the SAB grade, Quartersawing practices, and those finger jointed 2x4s you may have seen on the shelves.

    • 44 min
    64 - The Pilgrims were Lumbermen

    64 - The Pilgrims were Lumbermen

    Happy Thanksgiving here in the US and today I will talk about one of the first lumber industry concessions in North America. Yes that's right the Plymouth Company funded those Pilgrims and you better believe they wanted some lumber back in return.

    • 27 min
    63 - Knotty Pine, Paulownia, and Old Veneers

    63 - Knotty Pine, Paulownia, and Old Veneers

    On episode 63 I dig into the mail bag and talk about Knotty Pine, Paulownia, Old lumber and old veneers, and of course address a few more tone wood questions.

    • 37 min
    62 - Buying Specialty Woods

    62 - Buying Specialty Woods

    Buying specialty wood products can be really tough unless you have the buying power to purchase a lot of volume. The fact is that woods with specific uses like tone woods, or quartersawn cuts have some kind of industry driver behind them. Those industries responsible are often buying directly from the landowners and sawmills so that the supply of the specialty product rarely ever makes it to the general public. This has brought about the rise of specialty distribution businesses who do all the heavy lifting and sell products more akin to furniture kits or guitar kits. I also talk about Koa and Monkeypod in this episode as they are two very special woods.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

gameplayer1988 ,

Great show!

I’ve listened to the “other” podcast and this is so much better! Shannon is so good at explaining things in layman’s terms and I’ve learned a lot in just a short time listening. None of the corny jokes, just real useful information.

OMMerk ,

Oh my

Episode 30 wow self righteous. Virtue signal much? It’s a shame you feel the need to lecture. COVID didn’t bring the best out of you.

snibidibi ,

I learnt a lot from this podcast

I learnt a lot about the lumber industry and wood from this podcast, and I suspect that you will too. I’m not going to lie, sometimes it’s a bit long winded, and a bit repetitive, but there’s still a lot of information there.

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