Out of the Woodwork

‘Armchair traveler’ constructs Toothpick World

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

oow1Stan Munro of North Syracuse, N.Y., began “toothpicking” as a hobby when he was in the fifth grade. Little did he know, then, how far he would take it 30 years later.

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Making good with wood

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

oow1Urban Wood Goods, a furniture manufacturing business based in Gurnee, Ill., just north of Chicago, recently won an award from the Illinois Recycling Association for its use of recycled and reclaimed wood.

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Two Maine companies celebrated for innovation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

oow1The Maine Wood Products Association recognized two in-state companies — Pride Manufacturing Co. of Burnham and Longleaf Lumber Co. of Berwick — with its Pine Tree and Pine Cone awards, respectively.

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Adirondack dreamin’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

oow1Woodworking brothers Justin and Ian Martin have realized their lifelong dream of going into business for themselves. In 2012, they became the new owners of Adirondack Guideboat, a Vermont company that builds guide boats, sailing dories and rowing accessories from cedar. The company has been growing steadily ever since and adds new products and clients each year.

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Woodworkers get respect in PBS series

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

oow1Season 2 of “A Craftman’s Legacy,” scheduled to begin this month on PBS, includes several episodes that focus on wood turners, furniture makers and craftspeople who work in media other than wood.

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