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Out in the great wide open

Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:56


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.



Never stop learning

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:02


When it comes to professional woodworking, there are endless tools and tricks of the trade that can help in cutting corners. But what really makes a woodworker successful is the quality of his experience and the drive to continuously implement and improve on those skills.



Buying hardwoods

Written by Mario Rodriquez Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:40

32_hardwood_01Seeking, inspecting and buying the right lumber can be a tough task. Here's how to simplify the job



Man in the Middle

Wednesday, 29 July 2009 11:54


For 25 years, John Lesch has been the definition of perseverance. As the owner of a one-man furniture shop in St. Louis, he has seen the best of times and, yes, the worst of times. But due to his original designs, strong technique and numerous commissions from the Chicago market, he has managed to survive.



Youth is served

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:08

youth_is_served_01_29John Willard has been building cabinets since he was 15 and his cabinetry and millwork shop in California is an up-and-comer



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