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Furniture Society seminars head to L.A.

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

14_news_desk_01This year, the leaders of The Furniture Society have decided to deviate from their traditional conference format and instead hold a smaller seminar-style program. The FS2013: Los Angeles Symposium will be held June 20-23 at the L.A. Mart Design Center in Los Angeles. The three-day event unites leading furniture makers, design thinkers and curators from across the country for an ambitious roster of lectures, factory and studio tours and exhibitions.

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Brad Pitt-inspired pieces boost business

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

08_newsdeskLast November, Frank Pollaro of Pollaro Custom Furniture in Union, N.J., hosted a private exhibition in New York City where he proudly unveiled 12 new pieces designed by actor Brad Pitt.

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N.Y. furniture maker wins business honor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

12_news_deskJessica Wickham called it a humbling and astonishing experience after her small shop, Wickham Solid Wood Studio, in Beacon, N.Y., won a business excellence award in October from the Dutchess County Economic Development Corp.

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‘A woodworking community with a cause’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

11_news_deskJohn Morris, a woodworker who served in the U.S. Army, created The Patriot Woodworker website in March 2010 to establish a longstanding support network for disabled American veterans through woodworking-related endeavors such as fundraising projects. The site is based in San Jacinto, Calif., and essentially serves a non-profit organization that raises awareness about and supports veterans with the help of members who love woodworking.

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Community workshop opens in West Texas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

10_news_deskIn a rural setting such as West Texas, rented shop space is a hard sell. Almost everyone has a table saw and drill press in their garage for their woodworking tasks. Nevertheless, Amarillo natives Danny and son Josh Davis are banking on their family heritage to draw clients to their new community workshop in town that is simply called The Shop.

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