China has taken over most of the wood items used in woodworking such as finials, wheels, axles, pegs and other turned items. Now China is having wood problems. Their trees to be harvested is running low so the China government is limiting the wood use. So in return they are now importing wood from the USA and Canada to meet their needs. So having to import wood, they are raising the prices on the wood items. So this makes what few USA companies making these items look better. Hopefully we can get our supplies to be made here again.
New wood item problems for China