>A new line of mouldings are introduced using a good hardwood... ramin.
>>Less than a year later, footage is ordered, BUT what you get is now a less popular wood... lauan (or similar).
>>>Call and ask them why and they claim "ramin is getting more scarce". (I have been hearing this since 1982.)
>>>>A few months later, a new line of mouldings are introduced, using a good hardwood... ramin.
>>>>>>I ask them what part of the world is moulding #123456 manufactured... they tell me Indonesia. I then ask them where the latest ramin moulding is manufactured... they say Indonesia. I ask them why moulding #123456 was reproduced NOT using ramin and now the newer line IS, and they replied "if you don't like the mouldings, don't buy them..."
Well, moulding manufacturers/distributors what is your excuse? AND, AND, AND... IF FOOTAGE OF A MOULDING IS MANUFACTURED IN A POORER QUALITY WOOD, WHY DOES THE FOOTAGE COST THE SAME? AND 1/2 VICE-VERSA... WHY DO THE PRICES PER FOOT GO UP WHEN A MOULDING ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED IN LAUAN IS REMANUFACTURED USING RAMIN? I'M SICK OF YOUR EXCUSES.