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Bed of roses

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

roses1William Lawrence Murphy is credited with inventing the Murphy bed more than 100 years ago. It’s a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against a wall or inside a closet or cabinet. The design is said to be making a comeback, particularly among city dwellers living in tight quarters or as an extra bedroom in downsized family homes.

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Still charged up about his job

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

chargedup3Custom furniture maker Ted Watts, principal of Watts Woodwork in Murrell’s Inlet, S.C., opened his first shop 35 years ago and hasn’t lost his passion for the creative side of the craft. In fact, it might be burning brighter than ever.

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In tune with technology

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

technology1Richard Doyle has been running a cabinet shop for nearly 20 years and doesn’t hesitate when asked about the biggest changes that have taken place.

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The Goldilocks rule of wood moisture

Written by John English Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

moisture2When a board neither gives nor takes moisture from the surrounding air, it is said to be at its equilibrium moisture content. The problem is that EMC is a fantasy. It doesn’t exist or, at best, it exists only for moments because the humidity and temperature of the air around us are constantly changing.

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Clear view from the Green Mountain State

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

clearview1Peter Pomerantz, principal of Pomerantz Woodworking in Waitsfield, Vt., didn’t set out to be a woodworker, though he was certainly prepared for it.

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