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Back to his roots

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:10

34_back_01David Stine has come full circle. He grew up on the family farm in Dow, Ill., graduated from Penn State, received his law degree from George Washington University, practiced law for one year, started making custom furniture and eventually moved back to Illinois to operate his one-man custom furniture shop. Along the way, he built furniture in high school, college and law school; helped run a nightclub in Washington D.C., got married and also worked six years as a full-time woodworker in the nation's capital. But in the end, Stine returned home to live in an 1871 farmhouse on 40 acres about a mile from where he grew up. His family owns about 1,000 acres in Dow, including 350 acres of sustainably managed woodlands.

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Stepping up to the challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:00

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Founded in 1986, San Clemente Woodworking in San Clemente, Calif., has built a strong reputation for providing custom staircases to residents and building contractors throughout Southern California.

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Faith in their lathes

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:19

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Rising from the ashes

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:29

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Tom Burkhart operates his shop in an old-school way. For 31 years, he has operated a woodworking company in Louisville, Ky., and he's conducted business on his own terms. His shop does 100 percent custom work and Burkhart says it is more versatile than any shop of its size in the Louisville area. At The Burkhart Co., you won't find any CNC machinery or the use of any CAD programs. Burkhart sketches his designs, hands them to a draftsman and the plans eventually make their way to the shop floor. The process may seem slightly out of date, but it works. Frankly put, don't knock success.

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Out in the great wide open

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:56

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David Nelson has a diverse résumé. He's been a school teacher in Vermont and Minnesota. He's restored and built houses and fixes cars in his spare time. But for the last 18 years, he and his wife Caroline have settled on building custom furniture and cabinetry in Florissant, Colo.

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