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Buyer interest remained high at 2008 IWF

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 20:26

Show officials from IWF 2008, held Aug. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, say that although attendance decreased compared to the prior show in 2006, the numbers did not reflect a significant drop in serious show patrons. The consensus was that attendee buyer interest surpassed what would be expected in a tough economic environment.

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He revels in restoration

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 19:02

Intense involvement with a good project is Greg Guenther’s definition of satisfaction. Along with his overloaded repertoire of faithful renditions of American and European period-style furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Guenther also has successfully built a large clientele of museums, private individuals and dealers for furniture conservation.

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Conover named NWA Fiske Award recipient

Monday, 29 September 2008 19:12

The Northeastern Woodworker Association has selected Ernie Conover of Parkman, Ohio, to receive its 2008 Fiske Award, a memorial award named for Dr. Milan Fiske, one of the eight founders of the upstate New York woodworking guild.

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Designers create work from ‘lost’ wood

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 00:00

Since the emerald ash borer was first discovered in 2002 in Michigan, the tiny insect has been responsible for the deaths of millions of trees in a seven-state area that is continuing to expand. The Chicago Furniture Designers Association (CFDA) is sponsoring a traveling exhibition of furniture made from the wood of dead ash trees called, “Rising from Ashes: Furniture from Lost Trees,” in an effort to educate the public about the tree-killing disease and what steps can be taken to retard its advancement.

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Furniture Society returns to its roots

Monday, 29 September 2008 18:41

The 12th annual Furniture Society Conference, held June 18-21, revisited the group’s first meeting spot at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y. With 430 members in attendance, this year’s rendezvous was a true indicator of how the elaborate group of furniture making enthusiasts has grown over the years.

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