Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

Woodworking school is dream come true

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThomas Johnson, owner of Thomas A. Johnson Furniture Co. in Lynchburg, Va., is well into the process of starting a fully staffed, three-year woodworking program with an extensive training curriculum. The school’s mission will be to produce woodworking professionals with leadership skills to contribute to the future of the industry. In March, Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas A. Johnson Woodworking School.

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Furniture Society cancels Vegas conference

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

The Furniture Society’s board of trustees voted in late April to cancel the studio furniture group’s annual conference, which was to take place July 20-23 during the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, according to conference program coordinator Kern Maass.

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Baltimore show reports improved sales

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

Both new and returning exhibitors from the third annual Baltimore Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show were pleased with the wealth of networking opportunities available at event, which ran April 15-17 at the Baltimore Convention Center near the Inner Harbor.

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Kitchen, bath trends reveal new tastes

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

09_kitchen_01Thanks to the Kitchen and Bath Design Trends Survey for 2011 conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, professional woodworkers can get a little taste of what their clients might expect in regard to custom touches in their homes this year.

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Furniture Society pairs with AWFS in Vegas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

11_furnituresociety_01The Furniture Society will hold its 15th annual conference July 21-23 in conjunction with the AWFS fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. It's a first for the studio furniture makers' group, which usually conducts a stand-alone conference at college settings across the country.

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