Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

A link to the past

Written by John English Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

42_featureTen miles north of Mitchell, S.D., a ring-necked pheasant crosses the gravel between snowy ditches. Beyond her is a wide lot surrounded by barns, sheds, a couple of newer metal buildings and, to the south, a handful of lonely cottonwoods hugging a draw. This is "Dances with Wolves" country. Wide open, endless sky. The only sound is wind.

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Right time, right place

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

30_featureArchitectural Woodcraft in Asheville, N.C., specializes in crafting high-quality artisan woodwork designed to complement any architectural style. Owner Craig Weis is always trying to push the limits of what can be offered to clients, handcrafting and installing cabinetry and millwork for both commercial projects and private residences.

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A place he can call home

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

34_callhome_01For nearly 30 years, JT Ltd. Custom Woodworking in Exton, Pa. has combined a detailed knowledge of woodworking with innovative ideas in design. Today, the company offers an eclectic mix of both high-end custom residential and commercial work for clients within the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Sweet home Alabama

Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

47_alabama_01In the western part of Alabama's Mobile County, Glenn deGruy has been making custom furniture for more than 40 years. Turning is his real talent, beds are his specialty. But he will build anything from breakfronts and cabinets to entertainment centers and musical instruments.

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Coming of age

Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

42_comingofage_01If you begin working in your dad's shop at the age of 12, by the time you're 50 you've learned a tremendous amount about the custom woodworking business. And that is the story of Michael Marion, owner of Custom Wood Designs in Hampden, Mass., a shop that specializes in high-end kitchens.

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