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Online marketplace supports sales of high-end work

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

08_news_deskIf you thought Etsy, the e-commerce website for handmade and vintage items, was just tie-dyed T-shirts and bead necklaces, you should take another look — especially if you are a woodworker. Adam Brown, press manager at Etsy, reports that “there are currently almost 18,000 items for sale in the furniture category.” And they are not schlock, unless you consider $15,000 tables and high boys junk.

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Bunk bed program spans North America

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

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Jim Rees, president and founder of 1-800-BUNKBED, offers home-based moneymaking opportunities for woodworkers. Hundreds of individuals have taken up the opportunity to run their own territory, with business locations in most U.S. states and all of Canada.

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Companies honored with Sequoia awards

Monday, 29 August 2011 00:00

10_news_desk_1Nine companies won Sequoia New Product Awards at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry.

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Strong crowds buoyed spirits at AWFS fair

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

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Two years ago at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, tumbleweed was seen floating down a vacant aisle. The reports couldn’t be verified, but it was entirely possible given the low turnout and a woodworking industry mired in a dismal economy.

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Philly furniture show has new home

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

09_news_deskThe search was exhausting, but Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show director Josh Markel is optimistic about the show’s new venue — the 23rd Street Armory in downtown Philadelphia — for March 23-24, 2012.

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